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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
The Inspector Search site been updated and enhanced. Try it out: http://support.bigfix.com/inspectorsearch/inspector_search.html (It can also be reached at the link at search.bigfix.com) New functionality includes enhanced descriptions of inspectors. For example: 1. In the Type field, enter substring. 2. Click the Find Inspectors button. 3. It should list 19 inspectors that match that criterion. Click on start of <substring>. The search result is displayed. Before this addition to the program, no type information was provided.... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the content within the DISA Checklists for UNIX Operating Systems. The checklists now including the following additional checks & changes: Existing Checks: GEN000460 (Added parameter for failed login attempts) New Checks: AIX00020 AIX00080 GEN000820 GEN001020 GEN001140 GEN003600 GEN004400 GEN004700 GEN005840 LNX00080 *Affected Sites* DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.1 -------- site version 14... [More]
We've just published an update for the Mobile Device Management site. This release was in response to a publicly disclosed Ruby on Rails framework critical security vulnerability, described here in the Ruby on Rails site: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2013/1/8/Rails-3-2-11-3-1-10-3-0-19-and-2-3-15-have-been-released/ The iOS Management Extender, Trusted Service Provider (TSP) and Self-Service Portal (SSP) use the Ruby on Rails framework and are affected by this security vulnerability. All deployed management components should be updated. Fixed... [More]
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.
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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.
IBM is pleased to announce the release of a Mobile Device Management Patch. Release Features: · Fixed a bug with some PDF exports of WebReports not working as expected. · Fixed a bug with the TSP that prevented authentication for some devices when group filtering was used. · Fixed a bug with the iOS Profile Configuration Wizard. When iOS Exchange ActiveSync Profiles were created, incorrect actionscript was generated. Required Actions: Update Trusted Service Providers (TSP) in your deployment at... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has modified the content within the DISA Checklists for both Windows and UNIX Operating Systems. Each of these content sites contain security configuration checks that evaluate and, if desired, remediate the security settings of your endpoints according the US Department of Defense DISA STIGs, which "contain technical guidance to 'lock down' information systems/software that might otherwise be... [More]
We are pleased to announce the support for Solaris Live Upgrade. We have released a new site called “Patches for Solaris Live Upgrade”, which contains Fixlets for patching Solaris inactive boot environments. Supported Solaris Versions: - Solaris 9 - Solaris 10 - Solaris 10x86 Type of Patches: - Oracle Recommended patches - Oracle Security patches - Oracle Critical Patch Updates (CPU) Supported Versions of IBM Endpoint Manager: IBM Endpoint Manager 8.0 and later Refer to the... [More]
One of the best first steps in troubleshooting any problem you are experiencing in the TEM console (error messages, grey computers/properties, lack of up to date/current data in the dashboards, etc...) is to clear the console's cache and restart the console. Every so often, the console cache gets stale on a machine and clearing the cache will force the console to pull in all new sets of data from the database on its next start up. The following article describes the steps to take to clear the cache through the console, file system, and a... [More]
We have just published another set of updates to our Client
Manager for Endpoint Protection site to add support for the most recent versions
of supported vendor products: Symantec
Endpoint Protection 12 McAfee VirusScan
Enterprise 8.8 McAfee GroupShield 7.0 / McAfee
Security 7.6 for Microsoft Exchange Forefront
Client Security CA Anti-Virus / Total Defense
IBM announces the availability of Interim Fix Pack 2 for IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.0. The content in the Tivoli Remote Control Site has been modified to support the release of the new Interim Fixpack 2 for IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.0. The full build number for Interim Fix Pack 2 is 9.0.0.0205. Modified Fixlet Messages: - The deployment tasks have been updated to install the Interim Fixpack 2 components. - The upgrade tasks have been updated to upgrade the installed components to the Interim Fixpack 2 version.... [More]
IBM has released a patch release for the Mobile Device Management site. Major Changes: - Android Notifier now works with BigFix 9.0 servers on Linux - Public Key Synchronizer (for multitenancy) now works with BigFix 9.0 servers on Linux - Setup Dashboard for BlackBerry Management Extenders will now automatically accept the BlackBerry Enterprise Server certificate without requiring users to manually select and upload it - Setup Dashboard for BlackBerry Management Extenders no longer requires that an "Enrollment Tag" be defined - Fixed... [More]