Monday, October 26, 2009

Using Nessus To Audit Microsoft Patches

Last week Microsoft released 13 security bulletins covering 34 vulnerabilities, much to the delight of overworked system administrators who now have to roll out and test the patches in their environment. Organizations are most likely at different stages in the patch deployment process, some may still be testing and some may have the patches rolled out to the entire environment. What all organizations have in common is the need to verify that patches have been installed properly. Nessus has several features, including credentialed scanning and plugins that list missing patches and can assist in the patch verification process. We have produced a short video that demonstrates how to run this type of scan:


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