Security checkup reports and custom security checks are scoring certain endpoints higher than the th (NETIQKB47617)

  • 7747617
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Sep-2008

Resolution

fact
NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.5

fact
NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.0

symptom
Security checkup reports and custom security checks are scoring certain endpoints higher than the threat factor.

cause
The importance property for the endpoint has changed from the default setting of medium. 

fix

To modify the importance setting for the endpoint:

  1. Log on to the console.
  2. Select the endpoint under Managed Groups in the left pane.
  3. Right-click and select Properties.
  4. Specify the importance factor.

The default importance factor of an asset is:

  • Very Low: 25%
  • Low: 50%
  • Medium: 100%
  • High: 125%
  • Very High: 150%

To change the multiplier value assigned to the importance level:

  1. On the Tools menu, select Assign Importance.
  2. Modify the Score Multiplier for each importance level with a percentage value. The value determines the exposure score for that level.
  3. Click OK.


Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB47617

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