Automatic endpoint vulnerability detection of Linux and open source using the National Vulnerability Database
A means to reduce security risks to a network of computers is to manage which computers can participate on a network, and control the participation of systems that do not conform to the security policy. Requiring systems to demonstrate their compliance to the policy can limit the risk of allowing uncompiling systems access to trusted networks. One aspect of determining the risk a system represents is patch-level, a comparison between the availability of vendor security patches and their application on a system. A fully updated system has all available patches applied. Using patch level as a ...
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