General Bulletin Information

As the name indicates, the General tab provides the general information about the individual security bulletin:

Parameter

Description

Bulletin Name

The name of the bulletin as defined by the concerned application's manufacturer, for example, for Microsoft products the scheme is ms<year of publication>-<running bulletin number>.

Title

The title of the bulletin indicating in general the security vulnerability it will remedy or the name of the concerned application.

Date Posted

The date the bulletin was first posted by the application's manufacturer.

Summary

The Summary field provides a longer textual explanation on the security vulnerability and how it is closed.

This section also includes:

Opening the Microsoft bulletin web page

If the selected bulletin concerns a Microsoft product, it is possible to directly establish a connection with the respective bulletin's page of the Microsoft website to find more information about the individual security bulletin. To do so, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the desired Microsoft bulletin in the left window pane and display the General tab in the right pane.
  2. Click Edit > Open Microsoft Bulletin Web Page  .

Internet Explorer or otherwise your installed browser will open on your screen and display the page of the selected security bulletin.

Editing the bulletin

To display details about a patch, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the patch in the right window pane.
  2. Click Edit > Properties  .
    The Properties window appears, displaying all available information about the patch, including a hyperlink to the CVE webpage if it exists.
  3. Click Close to close the window.
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