0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2017 12:06 PM by trilobite rex

    The Agent and Qualyis

    trilobite rex

      With all the hullabaloo about security (and it is valid hillaballoo) we have started running qualys scans on our devices apparently the agent fails one of the checks.  The error....


      Installed by Solarwinds Agent xx.xx.xx.xx nodename  nodename Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64 bit Edition host scanned, found vuln 105689 EOL/Obsolete Software: Microsoft VC++ 2005 Detected Vuln 5 Microsoft Support Lifecycle, Support Ending for Visual Studio 2005 "The host is running Microsoft VC++ 2005 which is not supported by Microsoft anymore.

      Support for Microsoft VC++ 2005 ended on April 12th, 2016. Microsoft will no longer release security patches for Microsoft VC++ 2005. Refer to Microsoft Support Lifecycle (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=Visual%20Studio) for more information.
      Note: This QID will be also be reported on Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable package." The system is at high risk of being exposed to security vulnerabilities. Since the vendor no longer provides updates, obsolete software is more vulnerable to viruses and other attacks. Customers are advised to update to latest version of Microsoft VC++. Refer to The Latest Supported Visual C++ Downloads (https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/2977003) for more details. %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VC\amd64\msdia80.dll file version is 8.0.50727.6195 yes Security Policy



      Just curious if anyone else has encountered or come up with a workaround.  I have a case opened #1176935