[BESAdmin-Announcements] Content Modification: Kernel Fixlets relevance changes for Patches for Ubuntu sites

Announcements for BES Administrators besadmin-announcements at bigmail.bigfix.com
Wed Jul 10 13:15:53 PDT 2019

Relevance of kernel Fixlets of the Patches for Ubuntu sites have been modified.

What has changed
The previous behavior is kernel Fixlets will become relevant if a lower version of the kernel package is installed and there is no kernel package installed at a higher version. The updated behavior will also detect if the endpoint's active kernel is also using the latest version of the kernel. If the endpoint has the latest kernel installed but is not using it, the kernel Fixlet will also become relevant.

Published sites

  *   Patches for Ubuntu 1404, site version 369
  *   Patches for Ubuntu 1604, site version 239
  *   Patches for Ubuntu 1804, site version 90

Actions to take
Gathering the sites will show the updated changes.

If a kernel Fixlet is suddenly relevant whereas previously it was not relevant, most likely the endpoint is not using the latest kernel. It is recommended that the endpoint switch to using the latest kernel to avoid potential vulnerabilities.

For the pre-announcement of the release, see: https://forum.bigfix.com/t/pre-announcement-kernel-fixlets-relevance-changes-for-linux-sites/30601

Application Engineering Team
BigFix Patch
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