Forum Thread: Advisories seem to be not applicable?

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Bundaburra Advisories seem to be not applicable?
Member 3rd Dec, 2010 01:39
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I have just run a scan, and under "Patched" it says that several programs are insecure. This may well be true, but there seem to be inconsistencies. Two examples:

Foxit Reader is flagged with a category 4 security threat. When I click the link to read the details online, Advisory 41656 says that the solution is to upgrade to version 4.2.0.0928. I am currently running the latest version, which is 4.3.0.1110.

Same thing with Firefox, which is flagged with a category 5 threat. The link goes to Advisory SA41957 which says that the solution is to upgrade to version 3.6.12. I am already running 3.6.12.

The "Patched" tab is actually reporting these latest versions, but is still flagging problems. Is it incorrectly reporting insecurities which do not exist on my system?

ddmarshall RE: Advisories seem to be not applicable?
Dedicated Contributor 3rd Dec, 2010 02:36
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The presentation is somewhat confusing, but programs listed under the Patched tab have all security updates applied. The threat category that is shown against the program is what it would be if the program was not patched.
Hover your mouse over the question mark next to the Patched Threat Heading and you will see 'If the program was not patched, it would expose your PC to this threat.'
If the program were insecure it would appear under the Insecure tab.

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