[CentOS] RedHat to CentOS packages

Mon Aug 1 16:10:08 UTC 2011
Gabriel Tabares <gabriel.tabares at roboreus.com>

Dear all,

We're trying to use Nessus to monitor our system and we're having a hard 
time mapping the package versions from RedHat to CentOS in order to be 
able to report against CVE (vulnerability reports).

After some research, we think that the mapping is as follows (using 
HTTPD as the example):

CentOS httd-2.2.3-43.el5.centos.3 is equivalent to RedHat 

So, it looks like CentOS replaces "_$MINOR_RELEASE" (in this case "_5") 
with ".centos" . Is this a fair assumption or are there other rules we 
are missing? Is this documented anywhere?


Gabriel Tabares