Patch Compliance

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plazman30
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Patch Compliance

Post by plazman30 » 2007/04/26 19:45:44

Due to federal regulations, we have a need at work to generate patch compliance reports on RHEL and CentOS boxes. We need to be able to see a list of server and see what security related patches have been installed that have been issues by red hat.

Is there a solution out there (preferably open source), that would allow me to do this?

Andy

foxb
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Patch Compliance

Post by foxb » 2007/04/26 20:38:47

rpm -qa

will give you a list of all installed rpm's

plazman30
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Re: Patch Compliance

Post by plazman30 » 2007/04/26 20:54:56

But that doesn't tell what RPMs I need to have installed. Has anyone written a script to do this?

Andy

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Re: Patch Compliance

Post by foxb » 2007/04/27 14:21:51

yum update will list (if any) updates available, but not applied.

plazman30
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Re: Patch Compliance

Post by plazman30 » 2007/04/27 21:34:04

Does YUM work with RHEL 4 or only with CentOS?

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Re: Patch Compliance

Post by michaelnel » 2007/04/27 21:37:30

Yum works with both.

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Re: Patch Compliance

Post by foxb » 2007/04/28 03:22:45

You may use up2date

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