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Re: Vulnerability and Patch-Management in Linux (and other Unix) Jun 20 2008 04:57PM
Rainer Duffner (rainer ultra-secure de) (1 replies)
RadosÅ?aw Antoniuk schrieb:
> Hi,
>
> For debian/ubuntu just a simple cure:
> cron-apt - automatic update of packages using apt-get
>
>
>

Well, the point is: we don't want to have automatic updates.
I'd rather like to be able to answer questions like "Which of my
Linux-boxes
actually does have that stupid privilege escalation bug?"

We have to plan updates very carefully, as not to break
customer-applications (we do managed hosting).
In theory, a yum update shouldn't create a API/ABI breakage - but "In
theory, this shouldn't have happened" is a bad excuse to give to the
customer...

So, I'd like to have a tool at hand that gives me a good overview about
the "state of the datacenter", patch-wise.
Pakiti looks good - I must take a closer look and see how useful it is
in practice.

cheers,
Rainer

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Re: Vulnerability and Patch-Management in Linux (and other Unix) Jun 24 2008 05:57AM
Kosala Atapattu (kosala atapattu gmail com)


 

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