Vulnerability checking involves proactively identifying security
vulnerabilities in a system to determine if and where a system can
be exploited and/or threatened. All software, including both
the operating system and any installed applications, has the
capacity for being vulnerable to a number of attacks such as
cross-site scripting, SQL injection or command execution. In
order to prevent exploitation, the Information Security Office
recommends utilizing a set of tools to look for known
vulnerabilities and can automatically apply the appropriate patches
WSUS (Windows System Update Service) is a system for
distributing Microsoft security patches to workstations and
servers. Machines can be pointed to the University’s
WSUS servers for their updates via either a registry modification
or by applying a group policy (GPO).
EminentWare is linked with WSUS for 3rd party application
patching. EminentWare extends the capabilities of the WSUS system
by allowing for delegated patch administration and providing
advanced reporting features.
For further information on getting started with WSUS or
EminentWare, please use this form to contact Enterprise
Infrastructure Services (EIS).