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Patch management - free tools or free webs

Posted on 2012-09-21
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Last Modified: 2012-09-22
I have searched the web (not enough apparently) for a site/RSS where I can see a list of patches released frm various vendors.

If that's not availbla a tool would be nice too.

I'm NOT looking for a patch management tool where we can deploy for patches to be released or installed.

I just want to know when each vendor release their patches.
Question by:jensjakobsen
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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We have been using CVE since it started in the late 90s, which lists vendors security vulnerabilities, RSS feeds are available, most major vendors are listed and submitted, and use CVE codes in their KB articles, against fix lists

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by:Rich Rumble
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CVE's are good, Secunia is one of the better ones, I watch expoit-db.com for products  we have that are going to get hacked rather than wait for a patch that may never come :)
I believe they can mail you about certain products when/if there is and advisory: http://secunia.com/community/profile/
A few days before most "patch tuesday" sans puts out a small assessment of the patches that affect M$ products: http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html even the out-of-band ones like this weeks: http://isc.sans.edu/diary/IE+Cumulative+Updates+MS12-063+-+KB2744842/14155
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Personally I like cvedetails site as it is a all in one. It does not so called give you that one patch release list for all vendors but it has the information within the site. Usually either I go straight for that vendor or product or cve else I use their google search within the site with keyword "patch" and the combination of vendor name etc to isolate the list. Not very neat but handy (at least scrawling high low...)


Actually if you want to there is itsedb website leveraging OVAL(Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) as well. Even itsecdb is fully integrated to www.cvedetails.com so you can easily navigate between CVE, product and oval definition details.  one meas for it is check based on date - see "Patches By Release Dates"


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Thank you very much for your responses.

CVE does the trick for me :)

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