RE: Critical/Security Updates as well as other Patch Management

From: dave (dave@netmedic.net)
Date: 03/14/03

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    From: "dave" <dave@netmedic.net>
    To: <jasonc@science.org>, "'Jed Needle'" <jed@vitel.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
    Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 18:17:05 -0500
    
    

    There are after market alternatives which use a different approach such as
    hfnetchk pro at http://www.shavlik.com/ and securit-e-updater at
    http://www.s-doc.com/products/securitelok.asp

     
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    Dave Kleiman
    dave@netmedic.net
    www.netmedic.net

     

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jason Coombs [mailto:jasonc@science.org]
    Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 14:38
    To: Jed Needle; security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: RE: Critical/Security Updates as well as other Patch Management

    SUS is nothing more than a filter for windowsupdate.com that tells managed
    boxes not to allow windowsupdate.com to install anything other than the
    subset of updates approved by the SUS administrator.

    Each Windows box still uses Windows update directly, so all vulnerabilities
    that impact Windows update and the client-side code that talks to
    windowsupdate.com are still present when SUS is used.

    Jason Coombs
    jasonc@science.org

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jed Needle [mailto:jed@vitel.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 12:24 PM
    To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: RE: Critical/Security Updates as well as other Patch Management

    On Microsoft platforms there is a patch management util called SUS
    "software update service?? (I think)
    Once configured, the server will automatically download relevant
    patches, you then point the clients to the sus server and push updates
    to clients that way.

    Jed


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