Viewing Patch Information

The Patch Information tab in the bottom pane displays detailed information about the patch, service pack, or informational item selected in the middle pane. Detailed information will not be displayed if multiple patch items are selected in the middle pane.

 

 

 

Download

Enables you to download the patch to the patch download directory. When you click this button the Patch Download Status dialog is displayed. Use this dialog to select which language version of the patch you want to download. On the dialog, if the download icon is grayed out  () it indicates the patch has not yet been downloaded.  If the icon is green () it indicates the patch has already been downloaded and verified.

Bulletin ID

Provides a link to the Microsoft Security Bulletin article that describes the threat addressed by this patch.

Replaced by

If shown, indicates that the patch is replaced by another more recent patch.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article

Provides a link to the associated Knowledge Base article that provide more information about the flaw.

Vendor Severity

Shavlik assigns one of four severity levels based on its perceived threat of the vulnerability related to the patch.

 

(Red) Shavlik has deemed the problem associated with this patch to be Critical in nature.

(Orange) Shavlik considers the problem related to this patch Important to correct.

(Yellow) The related vulnerability is of Moderate severity.

(Gray) Shavlik has not assigned a severity level to this problem.

Included in

If shown, indicates that the patch is contained in a service pack.

CVEID

Provides a link to the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures article that describes the threat addressed by this patch.

Service Packs (EOL date)

If shown, indicates that the patch is contained in one or more service packs. Also indicates the End Of Life (EOL) date for the service pack.

Description

Identifies the product that is affected by this patch, and describes how the product is vulnerable.

Summary

Provides a concise description of the threat addressed by this patch.

Comments

If shown, provides comments from Shavlik about this patch.

Registry key table

Identifies the registry key information used to determine whether the product in question exists on the target machines. This table can be sorted by clicking within a column header.

File name table

Shows the file criteria used for determining whether or not a patch is installed. This table can be sorted and customized. See Customizing the Column Headers for more information.