Questions tagged [patch-management]

Patch Management refers to updating and patching systems, and particularly to tools and systems which automate this process for a large number of systems.

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How to install Data Protector RPM patch in Linux?

Well, HPE Data Protector has a long tradition of doing odd things. For example the way an rpm "patch" is installed is not via -U or -F, but differently, which brings me to my question: In ...
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AWS Patch Manager and ECS Cluster Spot Instances

I have a ECS Cluster with a capacity provider providing me with spot instances to run docker tasks. I have Patch Manager set up and can run patches manually / on a schedule. However, I would like for ...
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Why MS Exchange Security Updates come in pair?

I need to install this security update: https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2022-24463 on Windows Server 2016. Why there are two items for Windows Server 2016? Should I install ...
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Debian: Kernel update using APT - reboot required to take effect?

Suppose I update the kernel of a running Debian system using apt-get upgrade linux-image-amd64 to a higher minor version number (e.g., 5.10.10 to 5.10.11). Do I have to reboot the Debian server in ...
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Does packages security patches are backported to older version?

I see on cve.mitre.org that OpenLDAP (slapd) package have plenty of vulnerabilities prior to 2.4.57. If I want to install OpenLDAP from official repositories on my Debian 10, which version is slapd/...
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How to install security patches on CentOS 7.x

I need to install several security and apllication patches. An example of a patch considered critical is below: Vulnerabilities 134087 - CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2020:0374)- Synopsis The remote CentOS ...
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How to get patches for Java SE?

I have been struggling with this all day. Going on day 2. I created a support.oracle.com account and can login, however I am redirected a page asking for a Support Identifier. I do not have one, ...
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What is the best way to patch a server Win2012R2 that has not being patched for 2 years?

1-Native Windows Patch 2-Patch Management Software (Security Controls from Ivanti)? Any other general advice on a sequence, timeline to perform this long patch?
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What firewall changes are required to download Windows updates?

I have a Windows 2019 server sitting behind a firewall and an Internet proxy. What are the network ports and URLs that need to be whitelisted for this server to download Windows patches/updates from ...
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how to update entire server without changing server OS version

I am new to linux . I have to patch a new build server. The server is with hundreds of vulnerability thats why I am told to patch system . This server is 7.9 version and registered with satellite ...
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How to protect against/fix new vulnerability CVE-2021-36934?

The essence of this vulnerability is that if you perform a shadow copy of your important files with hashed passwords for all OS accounts, encryption key data, and other important information (the ...
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How to patch vmware-esxi via vcenter

Our company is using a single vmware-esxi host (vmware-esxi v6.5) which hasn't been patched since installation. The VMs are a windows server and a vcenter appliance. Using Update Manager I attached ...
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How can I determine if Microsoft Patches are recommended or optional without using IUpdateSearcher?

On a single computer, it's simple enough to filter which updates Microsoft deems important by running a PS script such as the following: $session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session $...
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Patch for EOS Servers

My company have got a few Windows 2008 servers that have already reached end of support. We are delaying the decommissioning of the server and I am thinking of controls that can help to mitigate risks....
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Patch status of remote ESXi hosts?

Perhaps using VMware PowerCLI or VMware Update Manager with custom code? Looking to just report the version of ESXi on each host so we can track the security patch status of devices at multiple ...
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zypper lp command not working on Suse Linux

I'm trying to list patches in suse linux GCE using the zypper lp command, but I am getting the following error: "Medium not attached: plugin:/susecloud?credentials=Basesystem_Module_x86_64&...
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Periodically system security patches on K8s clusters?

We're trying to figure out a way to periodically have system security patches for our K8s cluster, to keep our system safe and meet the security requirements. our K8s clusters are running in different ...
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RHEL 7 security patch installation from tar

Novice Linux guy here I have a huge (5G) linux-security-patches tar. Upon extracting, I see its got loads of rpms. What is the most efficient way to install them all ? Also, is it same as installing ...
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WSUS GPO - Specific week specified, but ignored

I have configured a GPO to force updates via GPO in a scheduled maintenance window since these boxes were previously getting updates and just rebooting outside of active hours. I would prefer that ...
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How often to apply windows updates on High Availability servers?

We have a couple of windows servers (2019) that will be running High Availability services (redis, sql server, in-house software etc). Currently don't have the budget to go for clustering, so need to ...
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How to update Windows 10 Pro Endpoints remotely?

Here is the scenario, We have Windows 10 Pro (100 end points) all physical. It is a MS Windows AD environment. What is the best solution to update these end points remotely? Looking for something ...
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How to have a reproducible security patching procedure on CentOS 7

TL;DR : How to make sure a list of package updates can be made in a reproducible way on many servers, even if newer security updates are available before the patching campaign is over? In a company ...
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Unable to build initscripts package

I have some patches that I added in spec files and after adding those patches I am unable to build the rpm package. Obsoletes: hotplug <= 3:2004_09_23-10.1 Processing files: debugmode-9.03.61-1.0....
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CentOS: detailed history of patch updates

e.g. http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/Packages/ ... chrony-3.2-2.el7.x86_64.rpm Any ways to know what made the -2 part in 3.2-2? I.e. deltas between 3.2 and 3.2-2. That's no-brainer ...
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Still receiving "Message frozen" warnings after fixing Exim CVE-2019-10149 critical vulnerability

After upgrading Exim4 to an official patched version fixing CVE-2019-10149 vulnerability (i.e. exim4_4.89-2+deb9u4) on my Debian stable server, I still get the "Message frozen" warnings about ...
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How to findout what pre-requisite MS patches are?

TL;DR: install MS patch requires previous patches, how to determine needed patches in an isolated network? I have this Windows 2008R2 SP1 machine in a isolated network, the machine hasn't been ...
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Monthly Patch Releases for Linux CentOS/RedHat

Can somebody tell me when CentOS/RedHat release package updates monthly? Micrososft has patch Tuesday but I can't seem to find a day/week when CentOS/RedHat release monthly patches. I'd like to ...
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Do we need to reboot RHEL Servers, after making changes for control-alt-delete override?

We are planning on disabling the RHEL Server reboot triggered by control-alt-delete. for which we are going to follow the Steps mentioned here. However, that link does not say whether we need to ...
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How do I upgrade/patch Java for Weblogic server 12 on RHEL7?

I have a RHEL7 server with Oracle Java 8 and Weblogic 12 installed. Java 8 was installed using an rpm from RedHat. Weblogic was installed using the installation package and instructions from Oracle (...
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Why is Windows Server 2012 not patchable for meltdown, when Windows Server 2008 R2 is?

Just curious, but does anyone know why Windows Server 2012 R1 server isn't patchable for meltdown/spectre? Windows 2008 R2 (2009) is patchable, but 2012 (2012) isn't? What was added in the R2 ...
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OS patches list

How can I check installed list of patches on OS separately for critical security plugins and all other updates. I tried "rpm -qa --last" and "yum list installed" but didn't get the desired output.
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Using salt-ssh for Ubuntu/Debian patching (dialog frontend is not usable)

I'm looking into replacing a Linux based home-grown patch management solution with salt-ssh. The current system uses a shell script to iterate through a list of hosts and copies a script named apt-...
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Passing Remote Client IP to WSUS Server behind Reverse Proxy Server

We have an internet facing WSUS server for our remote windows clients (laptops, remote users, etc..). As an extra layer of protection, we have placed the WSUS server behind a Reverse Proxy server ...
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XenServer 7.2 Hot Fix - Can only apply to Pool not Individual Hosts

I'm running xenserver 7.2 on a few M620 blade servers. I'm trying to apply XS72E004 and 005 patches. I go to the notification section and select Download/Install next to each patch. I have a pool ...
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How to audit Windows patch level off-site?

I would like to audit different Windows servers and desktop machines off-site using configuration output generated previously on the machines (e.g. output of the systeminfo command). Previously I ...
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Installing previous month's cumulative update

For some of our production systems we like to wait a few weeks to apply updates so that they've "baked" in the public a bit. We then wait a little longer after before patching backup systems lest we ...
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.NET 3.5 SP 1 and Web Platform Installer

I manage a Windows Server 2008 R2 box which has a .NET Framework related security issue that showed up in a recent security scan. Below are the security scan results: The following Microsoft .NET ...
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How To Patch Server running WSUS Without Shooting Yourself In The Foot

I'm starting to use WSUS for patch management and I'm a little light in the experience department. Our requirements are simple in that we want to make sure every server we have is up, on and ready ...
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How to download and install wannacry patch for small business windows 2011 standard

I have a small business windows 2011 standard server. The auto update is not working somehow. I want to download the patch and install manually. I have a look at this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-...
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rsync for software update / multiple clients

I'm building a game launcher / updater and need to make clients download the last game version if an update is avaiable or if there is a problem with files integrity. I need something able to produce ...
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Replicating patch level from one server to another without WSUS/patch management

The scenario is: Server1 and Server2, both running Windows Server 2012 R2 at the same patch level, are currently in a load-balancing cluster. Server1 has application issues and advice is to replace ...
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jails in zfs space in freebsd 11, gives mount descfs error

Good Night, I am trying to deply a multijail environment using freebsd 11 on a OVH dedicated server. I created the cloned interfaces and created the jail , but as soon as I try to start it tells me ...
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Remotly obtain an application's Windows Installer patches via WMI or Powershell

I'm working on a remote administration app which needs to be able to obtain a list of patches which have been applied to an application. This Support article suggests there are two ways they could be ...
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XenServer 6.5 Patch Installed But Missing

I installed a few patches in my XenServer 6.5 environment. After I installed the 3 patches I noticed that in XenCenter that my server is saying it needs patch XS65ESP1021 installed. I confirmed that ...
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Doubtes in MS KB Numbers

I am having some doubtes in MS KB numbers, For Example MS16-103 (KB 3182332) - under this we have two different KB nos like 3176492, 3176493. My doubts is which one we should apply in the server. in ...
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Using WSUS to patch multiple environments

We set up Windows domains from scratch and then all servers (2003, 2008 R2, 2012, etc) sit offline (including DC's) for months before being used again. This causes a nightmare when trying to patch the ...
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Show files to be patched on .diff file and determine if they are patched or not [closed]

Having a .diff patch file, I'm trying to take actions in a shell script depending on if files listed in .diff file are: 1) already patched, 2) not patched, 3) not patchable. I found no way on GNU ...
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Confused on BigFix relevance - x64 files

I am using BigFix in an Enterprise Environment and noticed a recent round of Microsoft patches for 2016 have failed on a small group of assets. I was able to work around this by creating Custom Copy ...
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linux + yum update - what this command covers?

we have red-hat version 6.x machine, I verified what are the missing security patches as the following: yum updateinfo list security available Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, security, ...
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SCCM Server 2012 WMI Query For Missing Microsoft Patches On Specific Host

What is the appropriate WMI query to ask a 2012 SCCM server for a list of missing Microsoft patches on a specific host that the SCCM server manages. For example, say I want to check which patches are ...
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