[CentOS] security compliance vs. old software versions

Wed Jun 30 02:27:00 UTC 2010
Jim Wildman <jim at rossberry.com>

On Tue, 29 Jun 2010, Les Mikesell wrote:

> What's the correct response to a security scan that points out that
> apache versions below 2.2.14 have multiple known vulnerabilities?  Is
> there an official document about what known vulnerabilities have been
> fixed in the RHEL/CentOS updates or do you have to wade through the
> changelog to try to find each thing?

I've done one of
1) grep the changelogs
2) hit up my RHT account manager
3) sent the referenced page about backports
4) asked those questioning me to demonstrate the issue
5) complained about my employer spending money on broken tools

Some combination of the above has always worked so far.

Jim Wildman, CISSP, RHCE       jim at rossberry.com http://www.rossberry.com
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