cvechecker 3.0

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of cvechecker 3.0. It contains two major feature enhancements: watchlists and MySQL support.

watchlists allow cvechecker to track and report on CVEs for software that cvechecker didn't detect on the system (or perhaps even isn't installed on the system). You can use …

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cvechecker updates

The in-svn version of cvechecker has seen quite a few changes in the last few days. I'm adding support for MySQL to it. This support will be added in three steps:

  1. support the same features as cvechecker currently does using sqlite
  2. streamline the database code so that duplicate code in …
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cvechecker update

A while ago, I got the request to enhance cvechecker with support for providing a list of installed software (or software you want to watch over with cvechecker) even if cvechecker isn't able to detect that software on your system. I've implemented this and it is currently available in the …

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cvechecker 2.0 released

Okay, enough play - time for a new release. Since cvechecker 1.0 was released, a few important changes have been made to the cvechecker tools:

  • You can now tell cvechecker to only check newly added files, or remove a set of files from its internal database. Previously, you had to …
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Delta processing in cvechecker

The cvechecker application will support delta file processing as well as higher version matching with its next release. The functionality is currently in version control and I still have to work out quite a few things before they can go live, but the functionality is there.

Now why would these …

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Risk identification

Risk identification is a difficult subject. Analysts need it to defend mitigation strategies or to suggest investments. Yet risk identification is often a subjective method, especially in the IT industry. How do you give a number on a certain risk? When do you believe that that number exceeds a threshold …

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cvechecker 1.0 released

With only a few small bugfixes between this release and the previous one, cvechecker 1.0 has finally been released. It runs fine on my few systems and I have not gotten any bugreports from other users anymore. It can definitely need more rules to identify installed software (those rules …

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cvechecker 0.6 released

This release makes me quite happy, because it resolves one major PITA I had (performance), but you know how things go. If it works fine for the developer, it's probably an abomination for the rest of the world. Anyhow, cvechecker version 0.6 is now available. It improves reporting performance …

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cvechecker 0.5 released

A new intermediate release of cvechecker is now released. The tool is reported to build properly on NetBSD and FreeBSD as well (although much user experience there is still welcome), introduces a cvereport command (example output), has lowered its initial dependency requirements and pullcves now only loads the CVE XML …

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