Welcome to the BigFix Blog, where you can read the perspectives from network and service assurance experts. This Blog provides insights into the endpoint management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Product: IBM BigFix Compliance Title: Updated CIS Checklist for AIX 7.1 with a Bugfix Security Benchmark: CIS IBM AIX 7.1 Benchmark, Version 1.1.0 Published Sites: CIS Checklist for AIX 7.1 - RG03 , site version 7 (The site version is provided for air-gap customers.) Changelist: CIS-3.1.3 Doesn’t accept maxage value of 0 to be compliant. Details: · Both analysis and remediation checks are included · Some of the checks allow you to use the parameterized setting to enable customization for compliance evaluation.... [More]
Microsoft released security bulletin MS17-010 to patch the vulnerability exploited by the WannaCry ransomware. Additional patches for older, unsupported Windows platforms were also released. For more information about these additional patches, see http://bit.ly/2raS5BZ . To properly patch your device, ensure that the Patches for Windows site version is 2757 or later, and apply the respective Fixlets for the following operating systems. Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 8 Apply the... [More]
It’s been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s great advice — unless you’re the one who needs the cure! Such is the case for those who’ve been infected with the Bash Bug. It doesn’t take more than a quick web search to understand the severity of the bug. There is a lot of focus on prevention—which is great advice and something definitely worth listening to. But there’s not a lot of information about the cure—until now. Join our Unified Endpoint Management experts... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-067 MS13-068 MS13-069 * MS13-070 * MS13-071 * MS13-072 MS13-073 MS13-074 MS13-075 ... [More]
In connection to Apple's recent security advisory ( http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5660 ) on the Java Web plug-in, we are advising all Mac users to upgrade to Java 6 update 51 and Java 7 update 25. We have provided the following Fixlets for such purpose: 73130601 UPDATE: Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 16 73130603 UPDATE: Java for Mac OS X 2013-004 74130618 UPDATE: Java Runtime Environment 7 update 25 Available For details of the... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager V9.0 announced today (March 5 th) at the IBM Pulse conference in Las Vegas. This version delivers expanded platform coverage, new core capabilities that improve security and simplify programming interfaces, and product enhancements across the Endpoint Manager family. The electronic general availability (eGA) date is March 8 th . The announcement letter provides complete details on the announcement and a set of PowerPoint charts are also available. IBM Endpoint Manager V9.0 adds new core capabilities and extends its... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-008 MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP3 (1300801) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP3 - CORRUPT PATCH (1300802) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP2 (x64) (1300803) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP2 (x64) - CORRUPT PATCH (1300804) MS13-008:... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) has been released: New Fixlet Messages: - 279422001 2794220: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Enable MSHTML Shim Workaround - IE 6/7/8 - 279422003 2794220: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Disable MSHTML Shim Workaround - IE 6/7/8 Reason for Update: - Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2794220. Actions to Take: - None Published site version: - Patches for Windows (English), version 1699 Additional links: - None... [More]
New content has been released for Microsoft security advisory 2749655. For more information, please visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2749655 This new content is in version 1669 of the Enterprise Security site.
Fixlets for the following security bulletins are now available in version 1627 of Patches for Windows (English) site: MS12-046 MS12-050 We expect to publish Fixlets in the localized versions of Patches for Windows site by the end of Wednesday, 11 July (PDT).
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS12-043 MS12-044 MS12-045 MS12-046 * MS12-047 MS12-048 MS12-049 MS12-050 * * This is publication 1 of 2. The noted bulletins are not included in the first publishing. Completion of the content is coming. Reason for Update: Microsoft has released 9 Security Bulletins for July 2012. Actions to Take: None Published site version: Patches for Windows... [More]
Curious about how Tivoli Endpoint Manager can help to secure your enterprise endpoints? There are currently two Redbooks published that contain information about the Tivoli Endpoint Manager and its use in securing your enterprise. IBM Security Solutions Architecture for Network, Server and Endpoint: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247581.html?Open Chapter 9 of this Redbook focuses in on how Tivoli Endpoint Manager fits into the overall IBM Security Blueprint ( http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4528.html?Open ) for enterprise... [More]
The following Security Bulletins are now available in site version 1611: MS12-036, MS12-037, MS12-038, MS12-041, MS12-042. The rest (MS12-039, MS12-040) and the non-English content will be available later today. Thanks!
The Fixlets for the following security bulletins are now available in version 1593 of the Patches for Windows (English) site: MS12-029 MS12-030 MS12-031 MS12-034 MS12-035 It took us longer to release these Fixlets due to a larger than expected number of patches made available by Microsoft. We plan to release Fixlets for the localized versions of the patches over the next couple of days.
The following patches are now available in site version 1592: MS12-032 MS12-033. The rest (MS12-029, MS12-030, MS12-031, MS12-034, MS12-035) and the non-English content will be available later today. Thanks.
It's Patch Tuesday again! Microsoft plans to release 7 security bulletins on 8 May 2012. Our target delivery times for the related Fixlet content are: 4pm PDT for Windows kernel patches 11pm PDT for all the remaining patches More information about this upcoming Patch Tuesday is available here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-may
Here's a quick heads up. Microsoft plans to release 6 security bulletins on 10 Apr 2012. Our target delivery times for the related Fixlet content are: 4pm PDT for Windows kernel patches 11pm PDT for all the remaining patches More information about this upcoming Patch Tuesday is available here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-apr
The following patches are now available in site version 1565: MS12-008 MS12-009 MS12-010 MS12-012 MS12-013 MS12-014 The rest (MS12-011, MS12-015, MS12-016) and the non-English content will be available later today. Thanks.
Just a heads up, our target delivery times for this upcoming Patch Tuesday are: 3PM PST for Kernel Patches 11PM PST for all Windows Patches You can find more information about this upcoming Patch Tuesday here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-feb
Just wanted to let you guys know that our Patch Tuesday kernel fixlets
for Jan 2012 are live. They are going to be in Enterprise Security version 1557. For
now, we have content for: MS12-001 thru MS12-006. MS12-007 should be
coming out a little later. You can find the security bulletin releases from Microsoft here. Happy patching.
Earlier today, Microsoft released an out-of-band security bulletin related to vulnerabilities in the .NET Framework. We published the Fixlets for this bulletin in Patches for Windows site at around 3pm PST. The Fixlets in localized versions of the sites are now available as well.