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Old 12-04-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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Question Linux REDHAT Enterprise Version 4

I am familiar with a repository such as Microsofts to download and receive IAVA information. I have a few systems at work that I need to run SRR's on, that run Nix. I was wondering if someone knew a site that included vendor patches for Nix OS? Any information would be much appreciated.


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Old 12-04-2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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redhat themselves provide updates for RHEL in line with your up2date subscriptions, is that what you mean? i'm not familiar with what "IAVA" and "SRR" mean...
Old 12-05-2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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Cool Thanks for the reply


Thanks for the feedback man. As to answer your questions about IAVA they are Information Assurance Vulnerability alerts that are released upon severity mainly through microsoft and other vendors.

SRR's are Security Readiness Reviews you use to harden NIX OS, as one example. They come in the form of scripts and are initiated on systems.

I will check RHEL through Redhat however I am limited because this just a system I validate as an independent auditor so I am pretty much at the mercy of the client in terms of software updates from RedHat.

Thanks and have a good day,
Old 12-05-2007, 07:32 AM   #4
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I have used the SRR tool and still required to use it. In my opinion it is not really designed for checking a modern Linux Distro. Way too many false positives.

The scripts check for many things that do not even exist on RHEL

I have had decent success with the CIS tool


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