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.
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]
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.
We are looking to retire the following legacy sites in March 2012: Patches for RedHat Enterprise Linux Patches for RedHat Enterprise Linux (Outdated RPMs) Before anyone starts to panic, keep in mind that we replaced these sites with the Patches for RHEL 3|4|5 sites in 2009. The Patches for RHEL sites were developed to make our patch content easier to deploy by supporting RPM dependency resolution. By retiring the legacy Red Hat sites, we will be able to clear up confusion around the two different sets of content, reduce the maintenance... [More]
Welcome to the Endpoint Management blog. This
blog is one of several within the Service Management Connect community,
and its purpose is to provide readers with ideas and perspectives about
the endpoint management solution directly from the
technical experts. Follow this blog, and you can get tips, tricks, and
perspectives on several endpoint management topics, including: Installation Integration Performance Customization Technical tips and tricks More... If you have specific topics for which you would like to see blog entries, don't... [More]
Just wanted to let you guys know that our Patch Tuesday kernel fixlets for December 2011 are live. They hit the world roughly 15 minutes ago or so. They are going to be in Enterprise Security version 1549. For now, we have content for: MS11-087 MS11-090 MS11-092 MS11-093 MS11-095 MS11-097 MS11-098 MS11-099 The rest of the bulletin content should be coming out a little later. Happy patching.
From: Announcements for BES Administrators firstname.lastname@example.org To: Besadmin-announcements email@example.com Date: 07/22/2015 06:30 PM Subject: [BESAdmin-Announcements] Important information about BigFix 9.2 Patch 5 upgrade Sent by: "Besadmin-announcements" firstname.lastname@example.org Based on additional feedback from production upgrades to IBM BigFix 9.2.5, we would like to highlight some differences in upgrade timing customers will likely... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager is pleased to announce the release of Security and Compliance Analytics version 1.5. This version provides report viewing enhancements, REST API report definitions, expansion of SCA support, and bug fixes. Highlights: Ability to configure report definitions across TEMA instances through REST API Enhanced report viewing
View only the relevant checks, checklists, and reports
Automatic exclusion of non-relevant template checklists from a user's SCA reports Exclusion of Action sites as a checklist Exclusion of... [More]
In a world where software is no longer just simply bought and used, but rather consumed based on current demand status and with greater flexibility, managing software asset licensing becomes mandatory for every business. If you are using IBM Software, IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) can assist you in managing licenses for subcapacity and full capacity software deployed in virtualized environments. Here are three reasons for your business to run IBM License Metric Tool: 1. No compliance issues By using IBM License Metric Tool you are eliminating... [More]
Have you ever tried to make a large withdrawal from an ATM only to be declined? It’s probably because there are automatic safeguards in place for large withdrawals to prevent misuse and financial damage—in case a merchant makes an error charging you more than they are required to; or if your card and access details were compromised and fell into the wrong hands. You’ll likely have to get approval from the bank manager in person in order to make a large withdrawal. This allows the bank to verify that only authorized individuals... [More]
Microsoft has made an announcement that there will be an out-of-band security bulletin for September 2012. This out-of-band security bulletin addresses a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, most likely for the following security advisory: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760 It is scheduled to be released on Friday, September 21st. We will provide Fixlets for this security bulletin once it is released. For more information about this security bulletin, see Microsoft's notification:... [More]
Be aware that currently TEM does not support migrating AD users to a different OU. When an AD user is moved to a different OU it prevents the AD user from logging into the console via LDAP. This article describes what you would need to do to restore an LDAP account. Question How to get Console LDAP operators to be able to login after moving the users to new OUs and groups? Cause Functionality not yet available. Answer Here's the workaround: 1. Backup the database. 2. Using SQL Server Management Studio by querying for the current... [More]
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.
Content in the Patching Support Site has been released. IBM is pleased to announce the release of new content for the Patching Support site. The Patching Support site now includes new dashboards, wizards, and tasks and analyses. Highlights include: New Dashboards / Wizards / Tasks / Analyses Messages: * Dashboard: Microsoft Office Overview Patches for Windows Overview * Wizard: Microsoft Office Source Configuration Wizard Microsoft Rollback Task Wizard * Tasks & Analyses: Microsoft Office Configuration Information (ID: 451) Office XP... [More]
Detecting installations of a particular software on Windows is a simple job, but things get worst in case of Linux and UNIX, especially if the software was not installed using native binaries like rpm or deb packages. Windows has the registry (start -> run -> regedit.exe) to list all the required details of a product like install path, product version, locale or product type etc., but on Linux or UNIX it may not be that easy. There's a similar problem about detecting DB2 installations on Non-Windows OS without running ab IBM DB2... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-021 * MS13-022 MS13-023 MS13-024 MS13-025 MS13-027 * * This is publication 2 of 2. The noted bulletins are have been published in the first publishing. Fully Superseded Fixlet Messages: MS13-009: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP3 (Superseded) (ID: 1300901) MS13-009: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6... [More]