Software Vulnerability Manager 2017

Release Notes

August 2017


Software Vulnerability Manager reimagines how software is secured by closing the gap between IT Security and IT Operations by providing industry leading security research, risk assessment and remediation through Software Vulnerability Manager’s key components:

Research: Keep up with the latest software vulnerability research and advisories from Secunia Research
Patching: Remediate software vulnerabilities in third-party applications
Assessment: Discover where software vulnerabilities are installed across your organization


The following table lists enhancements for Software Vulnerability Manager 2017.

Reference Number

Enhancement Description


Under Patching > Packages users can now give custom names to Packages.


Solution status “Unpatched” has been changed to “No Fix”.


Under Dashboard > Advisories released last year the graph now shows the correct monthly labels.


Under Analytics > Reports the “Impact”, “Where” and “Solution Status” columns have been added to the VIM (Research) Reports.


Intelligence page has been renamed Research.

System Requirements

The Software Vulnerability Manager 2017 User Interface will resize and adapt when being used on different devices. You can access the system from anywhere using any device, such as a smartphone or tablet, running Internet Explorer 11 or higher, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari and mobile browsers with an Internet connection capable of connecting to

Resolved Issues

The following table lists resolved issues for Software Vulnerability Manager 2017.

Reference Number

Issue Summary


Under Assessment > Products > Products List removed the following columns that posted empty results:

Advisory Description


Under Settings > Workflow Management > Rules if the user wishes to send an SMS, the broadcast option “YES” and a group must be selected.


Under Auditor > Service Calls rerunning an API call for a removed Service Provider no longer clears the Service Calls table content.


Forgot password page no longer accepts an existing password as a new password.


Under Analytics > Advisories the graphical data Secunia Advisories and Advisories by year now changes according to the filter drop-down for Criticality. Tabular data is now altered in accordance with the Criticality filter selected.


Under Analytics > Reports Custom Reports generated and saved as PDFs now have a Done status.


Upon creating a Patch Profile, the “View profiles” and “Build packages” options are now enabled, and the “Has profile” column value changes to “Yes”. When the user clicks the “View profiles” option, the user is navigated to the Profiles tab. After clicking the “Build packages” option, a pop-up window is displayed or builds the package.


The data for Tickets split by status on the Dashboard now matches the data under Settings > Workflow Management > Ticket Status.


Dashboard pie charts now display entire values on mouse hover.


Under Analytics > Reports the date time format for generated CSV files has been changed to MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS (Example: 9/14/2007 12:00:00 AM)


Failed Service Calls (example: invalid URL, method name or unreachable server) are now logged as “Failed initial call” under the Auditor > Service Calls table.


Under Settings > Assessment > Scan Configuration validation rules have been added for the Customer scan paths and file names, which limit the number of characters to 1,000 and do not allow the use of special characters (Examples: : , ; $ %).


Advisory Manager Role has been assigned the following access:

Notification Center
Vulnerability Manager > Approve Advisories
Research > Advisory Database

SVM-109 has been updated to


When a Software Vulnerability Manager .zip report is generated, the e-mail attachment now has .zip extension.


Under Vulnerability Manager > Ticketing the Export as CSV function now creates a .csv file.

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