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The fields in the Updates data model describe patch management events from individual systems or central management tools.

Tags used with the Updates event and search objects

The following tags act as constraints to identify your events as being relevant to this data model. For more information, see "How to use these reference tables".

Object name Tag name
Updates update
Update_Errors update

Fields for the Updates event objects and Update_Errors search object

The following table lists the extracted and calculated fields for the event objects and search object in the model. Note that it does not include any inherited fields. For more information, see "How to use these reference tables".

Object name Field name Data type Description Possible values
Updates dest string The system that is affected by the patch change. May be aliased from more specific fields, such as dest_host, dest_ip, or dest_name.
Updates dest_bunit string These are derived fields provided by Asset and Identity correlation features of certain advanced applications like the Splunk App for Enterprise Security. They should be left blank when writing add-ons.
Updates dest_category string
Updates dest_priority string
Updates dest_should_update boolean
Updates dvc string The device that detected the patch event, such as a patching or configuration management server. May be aliased from more specific fields, such as dvc_host, dvc_ip, or dvc_name.
Updates file_hash string The checksum of the patch package that was installed or attempted.
Updates file_name string The name of the patch package that was installed or attempted.
Updates signature string The name of the patch requirement detected on the client (the dest), such as MS08-067 or RHBA-2013:0739.

Note: This is a string value. Please use signature_id for numeric indicators.
Updates signature_id int The numeric ID of the intrusion detected on the client (the src).

Note: This is an integer value. Please use signature_id for human-readable signature names.
Updates status string Indicates the status of a given patch requirement. available, installed, invalid, reboot_required, unknown
Updates tag string This automatically generated field is used to access tags from within datamodels. Add-on builders do not need to populate it.
Updates vendor_product string The vendor and product of the patch monitoring product, such as Lumension Patch Manager. You can extract this from the fields vendor and product in the raw event data, if available.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Common Information Model Add-on: 4.0.0, 4.1.0, 4.1.1, 4.2.0

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