The patch management system

In present computing scenarios, vulnerability and patch management are part of a never-ending cycle. When a computer is attacked due to a known vulnerability for the purpose of being exploited, the patch for such a vulnerability already exists; however, it has not been implemented properly on the system, thus causing the attack.

As a system administrator, we have to know which patch needs to be installed and which one should be ignored.

Getting ready

Since patch management can be done using the inbuilt tools of Linux, no specific settings need to be configured before performing the steps.

How to do it…

The easiest and most efficient way to keep our system updated is using Update Manager, which is built into the Linux system. ...

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