cvechecker in development mode

A while ago I had the idea to create a simple tool that checks the CVE database against my current system. It would allow me to check if my system is somewhat up to date (no pending security vulnerabilities), but also to get an automated overview of the various software …

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OVAL, SCAP, CVE, CPE, ...

For a personal POC I wanted to see if it is possible to generate, based on the collection of CVE entries publicly available, a report informing a system administrator about possible vulnerabilities. Nothing fancy, just based upon versions.

A simple example: tool detects Perl, acquires installed Perl version, then matches …

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Listing files of (not) installed software

Everyone that has been using Gentoo for a while now knows about tools such as qlist that show you the list of files installed by an (installed) package, or qfile that allows you to find which package provided a particular file on your system.

One thing lacking is to be …

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Question yourself v2

A new version of the Quizzer webscript is available. The demo has also been updated with quick tests on the first few chapters of Linux Sea.

More exercises on the following chapters will follow soon.

Updates to the script include visual accept/reject of single-choice and multiple choice answers and …

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Question yourself

Do you ever write down things in the hope you never forget them, but still think it would be better if you could somehow take a test of that subject from time to time to make sure you don't forget?

I do, and I found it quite difficult to keep …

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