[CentOS] Determine security updates

Geoff Galitz geoff at galitz.org
Tue Jan 19 11:08:38 UTC 2010


> is there a way / software to find out which security patches my
> different CentOS systems are missing? Maybe with the according
> CESA announcement displayed?


I'll put in a plug for a software project that I am developer/contributor
for, OpenVAS (Open Vulnerability Assessment Scanner).

http://www.openvas.org

If you configure OpenVAS to use a SSH enabled login account, it will tell
you which security patches you are missing.  If you do just a remote scan,
it will give you an incomplete list of missing patches.

It is cross-platform too.

-geoff

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Geoff Galitz
Blankenheim NRW, Germany
http://www.galitz.org/
http://german-way.com/blog/





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