I have executed the following command on a red hat Linux server
rpm -qa --last
to try and determine when the latest updates/patches were applied to the server. I ran this under the context of a non root account but still got some output.
A couple of questions:
--will the output of this command be full/accurate if it was executed under the context of a none root account.
---Secondly, how often are updates issued for red hat Linux, and are they cumulative / is it similar to Microsoft patch releases, and do the updates also cover security vulnerabilities. The last updates listed in the output of command were 2017 which raises some concerns that security bugs have not been patched, and therefore the server is vulnerable.
----Finally, does red hat Linux have a support lifecycle where they only continue to issue patches for certain versions, and if so where can I see where the version currently operated sits in this support lifecycle, e.g. is it still eligible for updates for new bugs/vulnerabilities.