Release Notes

McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0.0 Patch 4 Software

About this release
New features
New features — Windows client
New features — Linux client
New features — Extension
Resolved issues
Issues resolved in this release
Issues resolved in Patch 3
Issues resolved in Patch 2
Issues resolved in Patch 1
Installation instructions
Install the product directly to a client system
Install the extension in ePolicy Orchestrator
Deploy the product from ePolicy Orchestrator
Verify the installation
File inventory
Remove installation files
Known issues
Find product documentation

About this release

Thank you for using this McAfee product. This document contains important information about the current release. We strongly recommend that you read the entire document.


This release of McAfee® Host Intrusion Prevention contains a variety of improvements and fixes. Although McAfee has thoroughly tested this release, we strongly recommend that you verify this update in test and pilot groups prior to mass deployment. Review the New features, Resolved issues, and Known issues sections for additional information.

For a list of supported environments and latest information for Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0.0 on Microsoft Windows, see KnowledgeBase article KB70778.

Important To install Host Intrusion Prevention on a server, you must purchase a license for Host Intrusion Prevention for Server or a server suite that includes Host Intrusion Prevention for Server (such as Total Protection for Server). You cannot install Host Intrusion Prevention for Desktop on a server. For additional information, contact your McAfee sales or support representative.

Patch version

This Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0.0 release includes two packages:

Patch 4 — Updates Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0.0 clients, with or without Patch 1, Patch 2, or Patch 3.
Repost Patch 4 — Includes the full Host Intrusion Prevention installation.

Extension version

This Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0.0 release includes extension packages for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO):

Firewall —
Intrusion Prevention System—

This release supports the following ePolicy Orchestrator versions:

5.0 (1160) and later
4.6 (1089) and later
4.5.6 (137) and later

Use this extension for both new installations and to update previous versions of Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 Extension.

Refer to KnowledgeBase article KB70760 for the most current Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 details.

Package date

December 18, 2013


High Priority — McAfee rates this release as a high priority for all environments to avoid a potential business impact. This update should be applied as soon as possible.

For more information about patch ratings, see McAfee KnowledgeBase article KB51560.

New features

This release of the product includes these new features.