McAfee VSE8.7 patch5 released

Hi guys,

McAfee has REVISED AND REPOSTED VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i Patch 5 on the McAfee download site. 

This patch is rated MANDATORY because it addresses product security vulnerabilities.

Follow the steps below to asure you correctly install the patch.

FOR CUSTOMERS WHO **DID NOT** INSTALL THE ORIGINAL PATCH 5:

  1. Download and install the VSE Patch 5 Package from the McAfee product download site:  http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx. For more information, see KnowledgeBase article PD23040 at https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=PD23040.
  2. A full product install package that includes the Patch 5 code is available for download from the McAfee product download site:  http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx. For more information, see KnowledgeBase article PD23449 https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=PD23449

FOR CUSTOMERS WHO **DID** INSTALL THE ORIGINAL PATCH 5 RELEASE:
You will NOT be able to reinstall the new patch. Instead, download Hotfix 643440 from the McAfee product download site at http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx to bring your systems to parity with the revised Patch 5.

PATCH 5 FAQ

If I have Patch 5 original, do I need the repost of Patch 5? 
No. But you DO need Hotfix 643440 which is available on the Patches tab of the product download page. If you have trouble locating or downloading the hotfix, contact McAfee Support.

If I have the revised Patch 5, do I need HF 643440?
No.

How do I distinguish between the Patch 5 original and Patch 5 repost? 
The revised patch includes the code for Hotfix 643440 and creates the appropriate registry value to indicate the presence of that hotfix. That value is found in HKLMSoftwareMcAfeeDesktopProtection. In ePolicy Orchestrator, the Fixes field for each node with the reposted patch will contain 643440 and also indicate that Patch 5 is installed. The original Patch 5 will not report that the Hotfix is present.

Is there any difference between having Patch 5 original + HF 643440 and the revised Patch 5?
No.

REFERENCE RELEASE NOTES

Hope this helps you with your update process.

Greetz,

Jack

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