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Rules for update installation

8 April 2024

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When fixing vulnerabilities in applications, you must specify rules for update installation. These rules determine updates to install and vulnerabilities to fix.

The exact settings depend on whether you create a rule for updates of Microsoft applications, of third-party applications (applications made by software vendors other than Kaspersky and Microsoft), or of all applications. When creating a rule for Microsoft applications or third-party applications, you can select specific applications and application versions for which you want to install updates. When creating a rule for all applications, you can select specific updates that you want to install and vulnerabilities that you want to fix by means of installing updates.

To create a new rule for updates of all applications:

  1. On the Settings page of the New task wizard, click the Add button.

    The Rule creation wizard starts. Follow the steps of the wizard.

  2. On the Rule type page, select Rule for all updates.
  3. On the General criteria page, use the drop-down lists to specify the following settings:
    • Set of updates to install
    • Fix vulnerabilities with a severity level equal to or higher than
  4. On the Updates page, select the updates to be installed:
    • Install all suitable updates
    • Install only updates from the list
      • Automatically install all previous application updates that are required to install the selected updates
  5. On the Vulnerabilities page, select vulnerabilities that will be fixed by installing the selected updates:
    • Fix all vulnerabilities that match other criteria
    • Fix only vulnerabilities from the list
  6. On the Name page, specify the name for the rule that you are creating. You can later change this name in the Settings section of the properties window of the created task.

After the Rule creation wizard completes its operation, the new rule is created and displayed in the Specify rules for installing updates field of the New task wizard.

To create a new rule for updates of Microsoft applications:

  1. On the Settings page of the New task wizard, click the Add button.

    The Rule creation wizard starts. Follow the steps of the wizard.

  2. On the Rule type page, select Rule for Windows Update.
  3. On the General criteria page, specify the following settings:
    • Set of updates to install
    • Fix vulnerabilities with a severity level equal to or higher than
    • Fix vulnerabilities with an MSRC severity level equal to or higher than
  4. On the Applications page, select the applications and application versions for which you want to install updates. By default, all applications are selected.
  5. On the Categories of updates page, select the categories of updates to be installed. These categories are the same as in Microsoft Update Catalog. By default, all categories are selected.
  6. On the Name page, specify the name for the rule that you are creating. You can later change this name in the Settings section of the properties window of the created task.

After the Rule creation wizard completes its operation, the new rule is created and displayed in the Specify rules for installing updates field of the New task wizard.

To create a new rule for updates of third-party applications:

  1. On the Settings page of the New task wizard, click the Add button.

    The Rule creation wizard starts. Follow the steps of the wizard.

  2. On the Rule type page, select Rule for third-party updates.
  3. On the General criteria page, specify the following settings:
    • Set of updates to install
    • Fix vulnerabilities with a severity level equal to or higher than
  4. On the Applications page, select the applications and application versions for which you want to install updates. By default, all applications are selected.
  5. On the Name page, specify the name for the rule that you are creating. You can later change this name in the Settings section of the properties window of the created task.

After the Rule creation wizard completes its operation, the new rule is created and displayed in the Specify rules for installing updates field of the New task wizard.

See also:

Approving and declining software updates

Scenario: Finding and fixing third-party software vulnerabilities

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