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Novell releases a slew of patches and support packs

Microsoft may have taken Thanksgiving week off, but Novell sure didn't. In fact, it issued six updates. Affected programs include GroupWise, NetWare, and ZENworks. Get the details on these patches and the latest info on the BadTrans worm from Trend Micro.


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Novell issues
Regarding: GroupWise, GroupWise 6
Date posted: Nov. 20, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This download is Support Pack 1 for GroupWise 6. It contains a number of updates and the Padlock fix. If you're in France, you can download your own version of the patch.

Regarding: Novell Clients
Date posted: Nov. 21, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

If your Terminal Server is experiencing hangs and Blue Screens, and if you have already installed Support Pack 3 for Novell Client 4.80, this patch is for you. It is a replacement for NWFS.SYS.

Regarding: NetWare
Date posted: Nov. 21, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This patch is an eDirectory update, but be careful where you apply it. Novell's information site contains several warnings about when not to use it. The patch "will add languageid schema extentions to your server" and "contains an updated DS.NLM v85.20c and DSREPAIR.NLM 85.12b."

Regarding: ZENworks for Desktops
Date posted: Nov. 23, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

Here is Support Pack 1a for ZENworks 3. It is the same as Support Pack 1, with the addition of TIDs and issues covered in ZFD3PT3A.EXE.

Regarding: ZENworks for Servers
Date posted: Nov. 23, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

You will need this patch if you have updated (or plan to update) the version of JVM on your ZENworks server to 1.2.2 or 1.3. Be sure to install ZFS2SP1A.EXE before you install this patch (see below).

Regarding: ZENworks for Servers
Date posted: Nov. 23, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This is ZENworks for Servers 2 Support Pack 1a, otherwise known as ZFS2SP1A.EXE, the patch you need before installing the patch mentioned above. This Support Pack replaces SP1 and contains numerous updates.

Virus updates from Trend Micro
Virus/Worm: WORM_ALIZ.A
Posted: Nov. 24, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: WORM_BADTRANS.B
Posted: Nov. 25, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Stay current on virus information
Have you been keeping up with the latest virus information and patches from Microsoft and Novell? If not, visit the Exterminator archive for past columns with information on bugs and patches you may have missed.

 

Exterminator brings you weekly updates on bug fixes, virus recovery, service release announcements, and security notices for Windows, Novell, Linux, and other systems.

Novell issues
Regarding: GroupWise, GroupWise 6
Date posted: Nov. 20, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This download is Support Pack 1 for GroupWise 6. It contains a number of updates and the Padlock fix. If you're in France, you can download your own version of the patch.

Regarding: Novell Clients
Date posted: Nov. 21, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

If your Terminal Server is experiencing hangs and Blue Screens, and if you have already installed Support Pack 3 for Novell Client 4.80, this patch is for you. It is a replacement for NWFS.SYS.

Regarding: NetWare
Date posted: Nov. 21, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This patch is an eDirectory update, but be careful where you apply it. Novell's information site contains several warnings about when not to use it. The patch "will add languageid schema extentions to your server" and "contains an updated DS.NLM v85.20c and DSREPAIR.NLM 85.12b."

Regarding: ZENworks for Desktops
Date posted: Nov. 23, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

Here is Support Pack 1a for ZENworks 3. It is the same as Support Pack 1, with the addition of TIDs and issues covered in ZFD3PT3A.EXE.

Regarding: ZENworks for Servers
Date posted: Nov. 23, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

You will need this patch if you have updated (or plan to update) the version of JVM on your ZENworks server to 1.2.2 or 1.3. Be sure to install ZFS2SP1A.EXE before you install this patch (see below).

Regarding: ZENworks for Servers
Date posted: Nov. 23, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This is ZENworks for Servers 2 Support Pack 1a, otherwise known as ZFS2SP1A.EXE, the patch you need before installing the patch mentioned above. This Support Pack replaces SP1 and contains numerous updates.

Virus updates from Trend Micro
Virus/Worm: WORM_ALIZ.A
Posted: Nov. 24, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: WORM_BADTRANS.B
Posted: Nov. 25, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Stay current on virus information
Have you been keeping up with the latest virus information and patches from Microsoft and Novell? If not, visit the Exterminator archive for past columns with information on bugs and patches you may have missed.

 

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