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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange security update for August 2019.

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Article ID: 175670

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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

Issue/Introduction

 

The following versions of Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange have released a security update to the Decomposer engine to resolve security concerns with bzip2 container files.

  • 7.0.4
  • 7.5.6
  • 7.9.0
  • 7.9.1

Resolution

 

To apply the hotfix choose one of the the following options:

 

All Versions:  Automatically deploy Hotfix using ApplyHF.ps1

(Note: Each version of the Hotfix contains a powershell script "ApplyHF.ps1" which will automatically deploy the hotfix.  If your environment does not allow the running of scripts see the manual options below.)

To run "ApplyHF.ps1":

  1. Open Windows PowerShell (Run as Administrator)
  2. From the PowerShell console, navigate to the directory where the hotfix and ApplyHF.ps1 are located.  (cd <path-to-directory>)
  3. Run the PS script named ApplyHF.ps1.  .\ApplyHF.ps1

Note: The PowerShell script will create the backup of all files being replaced into a folder named "SMSBackup<guid>" at the same location the script was run from. Additionally, a log named "HFLog.txt" will be created containing each step the script performed.

 

Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE) 7.0.4:

  1. Stop "Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange" service.
  2. Stop "Symantec Mail Security Utility Service" service.
  3. Backup the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\definitions\Decomposer"
  4. Backup Dec2.dll, DecSDK.dll from <Install Dir>\SMSMSE\7.0\Server
  5. Copy all files from folder <Hotfix Path>\SMSMSE_HF_7.0.4\definitions\Decomposer to folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\definitions\Decomposer"
  6. Copy Dec2.dll, DecSDK.dll from <Hotfix Path>\SMSMSE_HF_7.0.4 to folder <Install Dir>\SMSMSE\7.0\Server
  7. Start "Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange" service.
  8. Start "Symantec Mail Security Utility Service" service.

 

Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE) 7.5.6:

  1. Stop "Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange" service.
  2. Stop "Symantec Mail Security Utility Service" service.
  3. Backup the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\definitions\Decomposer"
  4. Backup Dec2.dll, DecSDK.dll from <Install Dir>\SMSMSE\7.5\Server
  5. Copy all files from folder <Hotfix Path>\SMSMSE_HF_7.5.6\definitions\Decomposer to folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\definitions\Decomposer"
  6. Copy Dec2.dll, DecSDK.dll from <Hotfix Path>\SMSMSE_HF_7.5.6 to folder <Install Dir>\SMSMSE\7.5\Server
  7. Start "Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange" service.
  8. Start "Symantec Mail Security Utility Service" service.

 

Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE) 7.9.0 & 7.9.1:

  1. Stop "Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange" service.
  2. Stop "Symantec Mail Security Utility Service" service.
  3. Stop "Symantec Update Manager" service.
  4. Backup the folder <InstallDir>:\SMSMSE\7.9\Server\definitions\Decomposer
  5. Backup Dec2.dll, DecSDK.dll from <InstallDir>:\SMSMSE\7.9\Server
  6. Copy all files from folder <Hotfix Path>\SMSMSE_HF_7.9.x\definitions\Decomposer to folder <InstallDir>:\SMSMSE\7.9\Server\definitions\Decomposer
  7. Copy Dec2.dll, DecSDK.dll from <Hotfix Path>\SMSMSE_HF_7.9.x to folder <Install Dir>\SMSMSE\7.9\Server
  8. Start "Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange" service.
  9. Start "Symantec Mail Security Utility Service" service.
  10. Start "Symantec Update Manager" service.

 

 

Attachments

SMSMSE_HF_7.9.x.zip get_app
SMSMSE_HF_7.5.6.zip get_app
SMSMSE_HF_7.0.4.zip get_app