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Process to find Software Update number in Patch Management


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Patch Management Solution for Windows




Following is the process to find the software update number of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID in Symantec Patch Management:

  1. Go to link and search the CVE number. See the list of article numbers (under article column) appearing from Microsoft website. The article numbers are the KB numbers showing the updates.
  2. Now, go to SMP console Home > Patch Management. Under Compliance and Remediation select Remediation center to open the Patch Remediation Center page.
  3. On the right side at "Show" option select "All Software updates" from the drop down then click refresh.
  4. All software updates present on the server will be listed.
  5. Find for the respective article number (prefixing with 'KB') using the search option and the relevant updates will be populated. The patch bulletin name will also appear in bulletin column of Patch Remediation Center. Refer to below screenshot as an example.