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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.
We just released the first set of Patch Tuesday patches for October 2011. They should all be included in version 1529 of the Enterprise Security site. This first set includes content for: MS11-075 MS11-076 MS11-077 MS11-080 MS11-081 The rest of the patches are scheduled to be delivered around 9:30PM PST.
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]
Fix Pack 1 has already been released and I have found some free time to upgrade my RHEL server from the initial release v9.0.586 of BigFix to v9.0.649. Here are my experiences with the upgrade process with screen shots and step by step instructions. Click here to Read More!
Dear IBM BigFix Customers: If you have purchased the BigFix Protection product, we woud like to get your attention to very important information related with the product. End of Marking and End of Support for IBM BigFix Protection IBM has announced to withdraw the BigFix Protection product from marketing, effective December 16, 2016 . You can no longer purchase this product directly from IBM after that date. For existing BigFix Protection customers, the renewal for BigFix Protection S&S (subscription and support) will not be... [More]
We've added a lot of great features and enhancements in the 8.x platform releases, with even more fantastic new capabilities to come in future platform versions. However, in order for our products to fully take advantage of all of these great benefits, we need migrate deployments off version 7.2. That's why we're pre-announcing end of support for 7.2, with plenty of advance notice to our users. Here are some reasons to upgrade: I ntegration with Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP - Provision and authenticate Console users through integration... [More]
The IBM BigFix team is pleased to announce the release of the BigFix Query application, Executive Dashboard and several other features in WebUI. BigFix Query BigFix query application brings real-time endpoint inspection to Lifecycle and Compliance customers. Security analysts and Master operators can easily gather endpoint information by creating ad-hoc queries. Bigfix Query comes with pre-defined queries as well as the ability to create and share your own queries. Executive Dashboard Executive Dashboard provides a... [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]
IBM is pleased to announce we will be releasing Enrollment and Extender Patch for Mobile Device Management next week: Release Features Updated the Enrollment and Apple iOS Management Extender to replace a certificate that is due to expire on January 24th, 2014 . This certificate impacts some functions of the IBM Endpoint Manager Mobile Client including Recommended Apps and sending messages through the client. Required Actions Update all Enrollment and Apple iOS Management Extenders in your deployment by running... [More]
SCM Content has been updated for the DISA UNIX Checklists! * Only the Linux OS's are affected by this update -- here are the new versions of the checklists: Self-Parameterizing Checklists: DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.1 ---------- now site version 6 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.2 ---------- now site version 5 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.3 ---------- now site version 5 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 6.1 ---------- now site version 5 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.00 --- now site version 5 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the BES Asset Discovery and SCM Reporting site for enhancements. SCM Reporting --- site version 40: * Enhancement: "Synchronize Custom Checks" Wizard: - New functionality to detect removals and deletions of checks in external checklists - Targeted content syncing: An external checklist (source) is compared to a custom checklist (destination) for synchronization ... [More]
As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce the size of our Fixlets, we are publishing a new version of the OS Deployment Fixlet today. There is no change to function, but this new version will require less disk space. The new version number is 11.