Creating a Custom Bulletin

A security bulletin provides a summary describing why a custom product or patch is being created. Many times a bulletin will describe a particular software vulnerability that is being addressed by a patch. You must apply a new custom patch to a bulletin, so if you are not tying a patch to an existing bulletin then you must create a new bulletin.

1.To create a custom bulletin, within Custom Patch File Editor select Insert > Add Bulletin or click the Add Bulletin toolbar icon ( ).

The new custom bulletin is selected and the bulletin characteristics are displayed in the right pane.

2.Use the options in the right-hand pane to define the new bulletin.

Bulletin Name

Type a unique name for the bulletin. The name cannot match a bulletin name already defined to the program.

Bulletin Title

Type a short description of the bulletin.

Bulletin Summary

Type a detailed summary that describes the purpose of the bulletin and any related patches and products.

3.When complete, save and then validate the XML file (see Saving and Validating Your Changes).