Switching to the Kaspersky Lab threat and vulnerability database (Kaspersky Lab Advisory)
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Switching to the Kaspersky Lab threat and vulnerability database (Kaspersky Lab Advisory)

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2015 Mar 30 ID: 11948

Kaspersky Lab announces that effective March 31, 2015, all products will start using the proprietary threat and vulnerability database. The database contains data on software vulnerabilities, as well as the registry and the descriptions of the most typical threats to information systems.

Kaspersky Lab is using their own vulnerability classification that differs from the one used previously. After switching to the new database, the name and the numeration of vulnerabilities will be changed: the prefix SA (Secunia Advisory) will be replaced by KLA (Kaspersky Lab Advisory).

Currently, the vulnerability search on the Software vulnerabilities node in Kaspersky Security Center displays vulnerability names in the form SA<vulnerability_number> (for example, SA51239).

After switching to Kaspersky Lab threat and vulnerability database, the names of the entries will have the form KLA<vulnerability_number> (for example, KLA10101).

The changes will be visible after the successful completion of the Find vulnerabilities and required updates task. The vulnerability search results may contain both Kaspersky Lab Advisory (KLA) and Secunia Advisory (SA) entries. Computers that have successfully completed the task Find vulnerabilities and required updates, will be using the KLA prefix. The devices that have not updates the databases will retain the SA prefix corresponding to the last successful completion of the task.

The changes does not impact the basic functionality of scanning and fixing of vulnerabilities.

Kaspersky Lab recommends that you regularly run the Find vulnerabilities and required updates task and install recommended updates on computers managed by Kaspersky Security Center.

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