Nexpose Release 5.2.2 April 11, 2012

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Rapid72012-04-11 product and content updates
                  Release announcement

          

This Rapid7® Nexpose® 5.2.2 release contains the following updates:            

These release notes document what's new in this Nexpose release. Your Nexpose installation will automatically download and install content updates. If you have enabled Nexpose to install product updates, it will do so as well. See the third FAQ.


Accuracy improvements | product

          

The vulnerability checks for default credentials on Dell DRAC4, DRAC5, and iDRAC6 are more accurate to help you prioritize remediation efforts more effectively.

                        

Fingerprinting improvements | product

          

Fingerprinting improvements help you track assets better, provide a more comprehensive software inventory, and present more accurate information on vulnerabilities.

     
  • Microsoft SQL services are now fingerprinted remotely.
  • Symantec pcAnywhere services are now fingerprinted remotely.
  • Fingerprinting for the Microsoft remote display protocol (RDP) has been enhanced to more accurately detect RDP services on Microsoft Windows.
                        

Vulnerability checks for April 2012 Patch Tuesday exposures | content                 

  New  vulnerability checks provide up-to-date Microsoft Patch Tuesday scan coverage for April 2012. For information about all current security bulletins covered in this release, see the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2012. Use the checks in this content update to verify that the latest Microsoft patches have been applied to system assets.

          

Bi-monthly vulnerability check update | content                

             

New vulnerability and patch checks bring coverage up to date for the following operating systems and applications:

           
  • Adobe
    • AIR
    • Flash
    • Reader
    • Shockwave
  • Apache
  • Apple
    • iTunes
    • Java
    • OS X
    • QuickTime
    • Safari
  • BIND
  • CentOS
  • Cisco devices
  • IBM AIX
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Mozilla
    • Firefox
    • SeaMonkey
    • Thunderbird
  • OpenSSL
  • Oracle Linux
  • PHP
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Solaris
  • VMware
          

These checks help prevent security breaches that could allow hostile parties to take control of affected systems, gain access to confidential data, disrupt business operations, or cause other problems.

                     

Product Update IDs

        
  • Linux 32 | Update ID: 3383994518
  • Linux 64 | Update ID: 638476969
  • Windows 32 |Update ID: 274129303
  • Windows 64 | Update ID: 3553603864
                      

Content update IDs

  • Update ID: 3647793307
                

Installers
                 

   Released on March 21, 2012 (see the fourth FAQ).                              

md5sum files
                 

                  Download the appropriate md5sum file to ensure that the installer was not corrupted during download:               

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  1. How will I know Nexpose has updated with this specific release?
    All updates are listed on the News page of the Nexpose Security Console Web interface.
  2. Why doesn’t the most recent date on the News page match the dates of the current updates on the Administration page?
    You may occasionally notice that the most recent date on the News page does not match the dates of the current updates listed on the Nexpose Security Console administration page. The dates on the News page are official release dates. The dates on the console page indicate when updates were actually applied to your Nexpose installation.
  3. What are content updates, and what are product updates?
    Content updates include new checks for vulnerabilities, patch verification, and compliance with security policies. Product updates include performance improvements, bug fixes, and new features in Nexpose.
  4. Why are installers not updated with every release?
    To help you stay on top of an ever-growing number of security threats, Rapid7 makes the delivery of new security content timely and convenient. After installation and first-time start-up, Nexpose continues to update itself dynamically. This makes it unnecessary for Rapid7 to update installers with every release of security content. So, you don't have to download installers every time new content is available.
  5. Does this dynamic self-updating cause Nexpose to restart?
                        Yes. You may notice Nexpose taking longer to start for the first time after installation. You may also notice it restarting more than once as it completes a required sequence of updates.
  6. How can I obtain more information about this release?
    If you have purchased Nexpose, contact our Technical Support Team at Support@Rapid7.com. If you are using the Community version of Nexpose, go to http://community.rapid7.com.
  7. Where can I find announcements for previous releases?
    You can find all release announcements in the Rapid7 Community at  https://community.rapid7.com/community/nexpose/nexpose_release_notes?view=docume nts.
  8. Where can I find content and product update IDs?
    You can find current Content and Product update IDs in the most recent Nexpose release announcement in the Rapid7 Community at  https://community.rapid7.com/community/nexpose/nexpose_release_notes?view=docume nts.
                               
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