Software Vulnerability Manager

Release Notes

August 2018


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
Assessment: Discover where software vulnerabilities are installed across your organization
Patching: Remediate software vulnerabilities in third-party applications

New Features and Enhancements

The following table lists new features and enhancements for Software Vulnerability Manager. The Affected Module(s) column refers to the specific Software Vulnerability Manager module(s) affected by the new feature or enhancement.

Affected Module(s)

Feature or Enhancement Description




Software Vulnerability Manager release notes are now sent to administrators within the Notifications UI. To filter for release notes, select News under the Notifications Type filter.


Online Help

A Workflow Management rule and trigger were created to notify non-administrators of the latest Software Vulnerability Manager release notes.

For the online help reference, see Create a Workflow Rule to send a new release notes notification to non-administrators.


Online Help

Software Vulnerability Manager’s agent for Windows (Vulnerable Software Discovery Tool for Windows) now detects Windows updates against the SCCM database and from the Client Windows Update Agent for an enhanced vulnerability assessment.

For the online help reference, see Microsoft Update Options.



Under Settings > Assessment > Scan Configuration, the default agent scan interval was changed from 300 (5 minutes) to 7200 (2 hours) to spread out scan executions and to optimize network performance.


Online Help

Software Vulnerability Manager online help now uses secure https links. Note the following new links, which can be accessed in the upper-right-hand corner of the user interface.

Software Vulnerability Manager Help Library:

Software Vulnerability Manager API Help Library:

Latest Release Notes:

Earlier Release Notes:


Resolved Issues

The following table lists resolved issues for Software Vulnerability Manager. The Affected Module(s) column refers to the specific Software Vulnerability Manager module(s) affected by the resolved issue.

Affected Module(s)

Issue Summary




The Mac OS X Agent has been updated to be able to read binary plist (property list) files. This new ability to scan for additional software details may result in the detection of an increased number of software titles. It is recommended that you upgrade to this improved version of our Mac OS X Agent (Vulnerable Software Discovery Tool for Mac Version 8.0.337) under Settings > Assessment > Downloads.


Vulnerability Manager

Under Vulnerability Manager > Watch Lists & Advisories > Watch Lists you can create Assessment watch lists under the Assessment tab. If you edit the Confidentiality Requirement (CR), Integrity Requirement (IR), or Availability Requirement (AR) scores for Assessment watch lists listed under My Assessment and save them, the watch list’s products and vendors will not be affected.


Online Help

Clarified in online help that the Software Distribution Daemon for Windows does not need to be installed on WSUS.

For details, see Download and Install the Software Distribution Daemon for Windows.



The Dashboard widget Most prevalent EOL software installations now counts only End-of-Life (EOL) products instead of the total number of products found on the devices.



Product Feedback

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System Requirements

Software Vulnerability Manager’s 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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