RHEL5 Installed packages updated - How? When?
Not quite sure how to ask this, but here goes. I have a couple of RHEL5 servers that I am managing at work and I have to provide periodic security data (proof) the servers are patched.
server was initially installed in early 2011 with
libXfont.x86_64 - 1.2.2-1.0.3.el5_1
There is a required update due in Aug. 2012 which should bring it to
libXfont-1.2.2-1.0.4.el5_7 - [RHSA-2011:1154-01] Important: libXfont security update
When I issue rpm -qa | grep libXfont it shows I am already at the newer version listed above.
I keep track of updates I install, (ie: yum update perl for instance). According to my records I have never manually updated libXfont. So I assume it was updated as part of another package, a pre-requisite perhaps?
My question is how can I show proof how/when libXfont was upgraded when I did not explicitly update it?
I hope this question/scenario makes sense.