Release date: July 25, 2023
Here's what's new in Patch Manager 2023.3.
Patch Manager runs on the SolarWinds Platform.
New features and improvements in Patch Manager
For information about new features and fixes in the SolarWinds Platform, see the SolarWinds Platform 2023.3 Release Notes.
Secure access to the Patch Manager Administrator Console
Beginning with this release, you can only access the Patch Manager Administrator Console using a secure HTTPS connection on port 443. This improvement will help prevent unauthorized access to your Patch Manager deployment.
This release includes additional updates that improve the product stability and functionality.
Patch Manager 2023.3 fixes the following issues in the Patch Manager Web Console.
|Various security improvements.|
Patch Manager 2023.3 also fixes the following issues in the Patch Manager Administrator Console.
|Reports now print correctly on a server running Windows Server 2019 hosting the Patch Manager Reports application.|
|When you run the Patch Manager Configuration Wizard on a system running Windows Server 2022, the wizard now installs the Patch Manager Web API correctly.|
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.
|Zlib Buffer over-read or buffer overflow vulnerability||
zlib through 1.2.12 has a heap-based buffer over-read or buffer overflow in inflate in inflate.c via a large gzip header extra field.
NOTE: Only applications that call inflateGetHeader are affected. Some common applications bundle the affected zlib source code but may be unable to call inflateGetHeader
|Zlib Memory Corruption Vulnerability||An out-of-bounds access flaw was found in zlib, which allows memory corruption when deflating (ex: when compressing) if the input has many distant matches.||High|
Installation or upgrade
For new installations, you can download the installation file from the product page at https://www.solarwinds.com or from the Customer Portal. For more information, see the Patch Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use the Patch Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide to help you plan and implement your upgrade. When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the Customer Portal.
If you are upgrading the Patch Manager Web Console on the Patch Manager server to version 2023.3, use the Patch Manager Installer. Using this installer, you can upgrade the Patch Manager Web Console and your Patch Manager Administrator Console in one session. See Get the installer for instructions.
Before you upgrade!
If you are upgrading from a previous version, do the following:
Make sure your server complies with the system requirements.
Back up any custom code, such as changed SolarWinds .css files or added .js files. These files may be overwritten with the upgrade. Learn more.
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