Software Vulnerability Manager 2017

Release Notes

September 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 2017.

Reference Number

Feature or Enhancement Description


There is now an option to delete packages in the API.


Deleting a Daemon now removes all deployments (publishing) to that Daemon.


An account maintenance Celery task was created to clean up deleted frozen Daemons.


The Vulnerable Software Discovery Tool for Mac svmcan.macos has been added to Settings > Assessment > Downloads.

Information regarding the scanning option Agent-based Scan - Requirements (Mac OS X) has been added to the Assessment Scenarios section of the Software Vulnerability Manager User Guide and online help


The Patch Library view in the Patching console now focuses on the Secure version of the patch rather than the product that needs to be patched.


The Ticket Comments field for a Ticket issued in the Vulnerability Manager console now allows spacing and formatting rather than one continuous line of text.


Updated all Software Vulnerability Manager product logos to the new Flexera logo.

SVM-111 and


In the Patching console, the Patch Library and Grouped Patch Library have been combined as the Patch Library.


Generic patch detection data can now be stored in the Daemon.


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


Under Analytics > Reports the reports that can be generated have been retitled as “Research Report” and “Assessment Report.”


The new Flexera logo has been added to the email sent to new users to set up their Software Vulnerability Manager account.


In the Patching console, the default sorting for the Patch Library view includes sorting first by the Vendor column (A-Z) and then by the Product column (A-Z).


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


Software Vulnerability Manager’s Release Notes have been added to

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 > Devices > Device List, there is now a Delete option to delete a Device from the Devices panel.


Users can now clean up old hosts and scan results.


In the Settings console, when users inadvertently create duplicate whitelist or blacklist Custom scan paths in Settings > Assessment > Scan Configuration, an error message will appear and the duplicate Custom scan path will not be saved.


The Status field in Patching > Deployment has been resolved to show the correct build status for patch packages.


Apache Tomcat 8.x versions now appear in CPE for Secunia Advisory SA73849.


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


Patch packages can now be deployed to multiple servers in Patching >  Development.


APIs are disabled after an account expires.


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


Under Settings > User Management > User Group, the new user role Device Database Reader was created to view information about devices, products installed and vulnerabilities.


Under Settings > User Management > User Group, the new user role Auditor was created to view audit logs of system usage.


The Reset button under Patching > Deployment now works.


The Software Vulnerability Manager User Guide module “Intelligence” has been renamed “Research”.


After clicking Available Patches under Assessment > Devices > Device Details, the user is now directed to the appropriate patch under Patching > Patch Library.

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