Patches by rating

The search results are displayed based on the following categories:

  • Threats: A threat can be a virus, Trojan, worm, spyware, malicious website as well as adware and other potentially unwanted applications. You can click on the threat name to view the Sophos threat analysis and recommendations in a web browser.
  • Vulnerabilities: A vulnerability is a software weakness which can be exploited by an attacker. The potential damage that could be caused by the exploitation is dependent upon the nature of the vulnerability, and the affected software. Patches are provided to fix vulnerabilities so that exploitation is no longer possible. You can click on the vulnerability name to view common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) information in a web browser.
  • Patch name: Displays the name of the patch. You can click on the patch name to open a web browser and view vendor information about a patch.
  • Vendor: Displays the name of the vendor that published the patch.
  • Computers: Displays the number of computers that are affected. If one or more computers are affected, you can click on the number to view the details in the Computers missing patches tab. If a "-" is displayed, it indicates that the patch is not assessed.
  • Superseded by: Displays the name(s) of any superseding patches. You can click on the patch name to open the Patch detail dialog box to view information about the superseding patch.
  • Release date: Displays the patch release date.