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RE: Patch management tool
From: "Todd Towles" <toddtowles () brookshires com>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 12:56:47 -0500

Of course, and most apps (like Nessus and Nikto) have scripts for updating. But I believe we need to remind people of 
these facts when introducing them to bootable CDs, that is all.

And it can become a pain to do it after each boot. Booting off a USB drive with one of the linux distro would be sweet. 
I know people do it and I don't have the equipment to test it. The only USB drive I have is 256 and I have stuff on 
it..=) 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jérôme" ATHIAS [mailto:jerome.athias () caramail com] 
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 2:55 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Patch management tool

In-Reply-To: <CD516D770B376D46B464D55DF2C9E1F0029F4692 () BDCRILBMCRP>

Hi,



nowadays, many distibutions have own tools to easily update the packages. I think about "apt-get update/upgrade" for 
Debian, "yum" on Fedora...

You could probably in an easy way write a little script (maybe playing with sudo) to automate these updates and cron it.



As i'm not a Linux expert, take this just like a probable way.



Regards.

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