MANAGING SOFTWARE PATCHES AND VULNERABILITIES
Peter Mell and Karen Kent
Vulnerabilities are flaws that can be exploited by a malicious entity to gain greater access or privileges than it is authorized to have on a computer system. Patches are additional pieces of code developed to address problems (commonly called “bugs”) in software. Patches enable additional functionality, or they address security flaws such as vulnerabilities within a program. Not all vulnerabilities have related patches, especially when new vulnerabilities are first announced, so system administrators ...