Release date: July 15, 2021
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Patch Manager 2020.2.6. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Patch Manager, see the Previous Version documentation.
If you are looking for the Patch Manager 2020.2.6 Hotfix 1 Release Notes, click here.
New features and improvements
Patch Manager 2020.2.6 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of Patch Manager.
SCCM 2010 and 2103 support
This release now provides support for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2010 and 2103. SCCM is a systems management solution used to manage Windows-based computers.
This release includes additional updates that improve the product stability and functionality.
New customer installation
To install Patch Manager on a dedicated server running a supported Microsoft Windows Server operating system, use the Patch Manager 2020.2.6 Installer.
To integrate Patch Manager 2020.2.6 with the Orion Platform, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to install the Patch Manager Integration Module. This module includes the Patch Manager Web Console and all required Orion services. After you run the installer, log in to the Orion Web Console and click My Dashboards > Patches > Patch Summary to access the Patch Manager Web Console.
To download both installers, log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal, select Downloads > Download Product, and choose the Patch Manager product and license.
Before you upgrade!
If you are upgrading from a previous version, do the following:
- Make sure your server complies with the Patch Manager 2020.2.6 system requirements.
- Back up any custom code, such as changed SolarWinds .css files or added .js files. These files my be overwritten with the upgrade. Learn more.
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading the Patch Manager application, use the Patch Manager Installer. See the Patch Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide for instructions. This guide includes detailed information to help you plan, complete, and troubleshoot your upgrade.
If you are upgrading the Patch Manager Web Console on the Orion server to version 2020.2.6, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer. Using this installer, you can upgrade the Patch Manager Web Console and your Orion Platform products in one session. See the Orion Platform Products Installation and Upgrade Guide for instructions.
Patch Manager 2020.2.6 fixes the following issues.
|All selected computers now display correctly when configuring a Patch Manager computer group.|
|The "Latest patches within the last 7 days" report now displays all applied patches within the selected time frame.|
SolarWinds would like to thank our Security Researchers below for reporting on the issue in a responsible manner and working with our security, product, and engineering teams to fix the vulnerability.
Patch Manager Orion Platform Module: Edit Research Controls Deserialization of Untrusted Data Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
|Trend Micro's ZDI researchers reported an RCE vulnerability. A person with knowledge of Orion Platform addresses can send a malicious link with the payload that can be executed as SYSTEM.||High||Jangggggg working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative|
|CVE-2021-35218||Patch Manager Orion Platform Module: Chart Endpoint Deserialization of Untrusted Data Remote Code Execution Vulnerability||Deserialization of Untrusted Data in the Web Console Chart Endpoint can lead to remote code execution. An unauthorized attacker who has network access to the Orion Patch Manager Web Console could potentially exploit this and compromise the server.||High||Jangggggg working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative|
End of life
|Version||EoL Announcement||EoE Effective Date||EoL Effective Date|
|2.1.x||June 4, 2020: End-of-Life (EOL) announcement: Customers on Patch Manager 2.1 should begin transitioning to the latest version of Patch Manager.||December 4, 2020: End-of-Engineering (EoE): Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for Patch Manager version 2.1 will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds.||June 4, 2021: End-of-Life (EoL): SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for Patch Manager 2.1.|
See the End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product lifecycle phases. For supported versions and EoL announcements for all SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.
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