Audit Installed Compilers and Their Packages

Compilers¬†and security Compilers can be the gateway for an attacker. By misusing a possible weakness in your system(s), a compiler is often used to build the related exploit code. One way to prevent this is to determine what compilers are installed¬†and remove (or restrict) them. Comparing Installed Packages and Compilers One way to audit the system is creating a list of common compilers and packages, then match these with the installed packages. Common compilers Some of the tools found related […]

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Auditing Linux: Software Packages and Managers

Auditing Linux: Software Packages and Managers No system can do its job without any installed software packages. However after installation of the system, or running it for a while, it often becomes unclear why some software was ever installed. This article looks at methods on auditing installed software, check for security updates and the related follow-up. Package managers To enable system administrators to properly manage software and upgrading them, Linux uses a package manager. This suite often consists of a […]

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