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Download KACE Systems Management Appliance Security Vulnerability Patch (SEC2018_20180410) for solution 254193


Upgrade you License Key before you download:

We are in the process of changing our key system. To obtain a new key for KACE Systems Management Appliance version 8.x or higher, please refer to the License Key Upgrade page

We suggest updating your key now to avoid it not working after the transition is completed.

If you are unable to locate your License Number to complete the upgrade please contact the Quest Licensing Department


How to enable a new license with KACE Appliances, Reference -- Knowledge Base Article

A hotfix has been created to address a potential security vulnerability. This hotfix applies to SMA versions: 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, and 8.1.

You may download the hotfix and install it immediately, or wait for update distribution via the advertised appliance upgrade process. We encourage everyone to upgrade at your earliest convenience.

NOTE: Applying the hotfix will FORCE A REBOOT on the SMA (K1000).

To apply the security hotfix:

1. Download the attachment referenced in the link above: k1_patch_SEC2018_20180410.kbin
2. Go to Settings | Appliance Updates
3. Use the Choose Action in the Manually Update section and navigate to the file downloaded in step 1
4. Click Update

After the reboot, to confirm that the process completed as expected, please view Settings | Logs and change the drop-down to Updates. The logs should state that the security hotfix was applied.

After the hotfix is applied or the appliance is updated via the appliance upgrade distribution process, the following versions will contain the fix for the potential security vulnerability:






If you are running a version older the 7.0, it is highly recommend that you upgrade to 7.0.121307 (hot fixed version) at a minimum.

Please refer to the Support Portal knowledgebase article 254193 for additional information and instructions on implementing the hotfix.

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