Software Vulnerability Manager

Release Notes

October 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

New Features and Enhancements

The following table lists new features and enhancements for Software Vulnerability Manager.

Reference Number

Feature or Enhancement Description


Product logos now use the new Flexera logo.


Under Assessment > Devices > Device List there is a column titled Inventory Source. The Inventory Source option for CSI Agent now includes the agent version.


To keep terms consistent with Software Vulnerability Manager’s integration with FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, the term “Asset List” has been changed to “Watch List” in the User Interface and online help files.


Software Vulnerability Manager’s Help menu now includes the online help link:


Software Vulnerability Manager’s Help menu now includes release notes links:

Latest release notes:
Earlier release notes:

SVM-166 and SVM-167

The Software Vulnerability Manager API Help Library ( was created to include the following API information:

HTTP Status Codes


Vulnerability Intelligence Manager 2016 offers XML email notifications once this permission-based option is enabled on the customer’s backend. Then the user can choose to receive emails in XML format from User profile > Personal Settings > Advisory type email.


Audit logs now create single login entries rather than duplicate entries.


The Research view filters in Software Vulnerability Manager are now listed in the same order as the Research view columns.


Added the following clarification to Chapter 2 of the Vulnerability Intelligence Manager 2016 R4 User Guide located in

Vulnerability Intelligence Manager 4 and SVM Research use separate databases for storing product and vendor information. Product and Vendor information from one database does not have a direct correlation to the other database.


Under Assessment > Devices > Device List the “EOL count” column has been renamed “EOL version”.

SVM-192 and SVM-193

Under Assessment > Devices > Device List the column order has been changed to:

Device Name
OS Version
System Score
Secure Products
Insecure Products
EOL Versions
Discontinued Products
Last Scanned
Inventory Source

Under Assessment > Devices > Device List the filter order has been changed to:

Device Name
OS Version
Has EOL Versions
Has Discontinued Products
Days since last Scan


Added the new Flexera logo to online help at


On the Dashboard, the text “Delete” and the trashcan icon have been replaced with a red “X”.


Email notifications have the Software Vulnerability Manager product logo.


Browser tabs have the new Flexera logo.


If a machine has not checked in with Software Vulnerability Manager in 90 days, the machine will be removed from your view. If the machine checks in again, it will reappear.

Old downloads in each user account are now limited to the three highest versions of each download.


The definitions for Low, Medium, and High impact have been defined for the Create Watch List fields Confidentiality Requirement (CR), Integrity Requirement (IR), and Availability Requirement (AR).


Software Vulnerability Manager’s online help now includes a definition for Zero Day.

Under Assessment > Advisories > Advisory List > Advisory Details > Overview is a Zero Day field. Zero Day refers to a vulnerability that is actively exploited prior to its disclosure. A zero day is one criteria to increase criticality. For example, a typical “Highly Critical” vulnerability becomes an “Extremely Critical” vulnerability.


Under Vulnerability Manager > Ticketing there is a manual option to enter the user name who created the ticket in the Created by field in the Ticket Comments section.


Added Rejected Advisories information in the online help under Research > Advisory Database > Rejected Advisories.


In legal and copyright information, “Flexera Software” and “Flexera Software LLC” has been changed to “Flexera”.

Resolved Issues

The following table lists resolved issues for Software Vulnerability Manager.

Reference Number

Issue Summary


Corporate Software Inspector patch links have been resolved to create patch packages in Software Vulnerability Manager.


Celery settings were changed to process scan data within a couple of hours versus 24 hours.


Expired Software Vulnerability Manager accounts are deleted after three months.


APIs are disabled after an account expires.


In the Analytics console, reports are now generated per their custom schedule.


Duplicate PDF files are no longer generated in Analytics > Reports > Report Test > View Files > Generate PDF.


Searches under Research > Products Database > Products no longer append to existing search results when attempting a new search.


Under Settings > Workflow Management > Rules the notify user options Email, SMS, and Notify no longer display the Broadcast to Group option when the user selects “No”.


Coding comments have been removed from the Notification Center’s Notification field.


Mozilla Thunderbird patch now publishes to Microsoft’s Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


Advisory and product views in the Assessment console have been corrected to show the correct number of installations.


Terms and Conditions hyperlink at the bottom of all the Software Vulnerability Manager pages now directs the user to the Flexera Terms and Conditions page:


In the Research console, the “Upload File” option now successfully uploads CSV files that have software name, version, and URL in the file.


Under Patching > Deployment the Status option Loaded has been added to the filter list.


Updated online help with the following:

Added Delete option under Patching > Packages
Added Delete Deployment option under Patching > Deployment


Updated online help with the following:

Under Dashboard changed all the widget delete buttons to an X button.
Under Settings > Account added the Security Policy information.
Under Settings > Assessment > Download added the information for the Vulnerable Software Discovery Tool for Mac.
Under Analytics > Tickets > Tickets performance updated the graphic.

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System Requirements

The Software Vulnerability Manager 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

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