[Slackbuilds-users] package auditing tool at slackbuilds.org

Donald Cooley chytraeu at sdf.org
Mon Sep 4 14:25:06 UTC 2017

On September 4, 2017 8:25:21 AM CDT, David Spencer <baildon.research at googlemail.com> wrote:
>On 4 September 2017 at 00:09, Donald Cooley <chytraeu at sdf.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> is there a tool that lists installed packages that are vulnerable
>> against a database of some kind? I thought there was one I had used
>> before, but I am unable to recall the name of it. I'm thinking of
>> something similar to pkg audit of FreeBSD.
>Hi Donald
>There's cve-check-tool
>of course there are multiple issues to think about -- variations in
>package naming and version parsing, whether one database is
>sufficient, whether the vulnerabilities are realistic, whether our
>builds are actually vulnerable...
>The database for cve-check-tool is 550 Mb, but the FreeBSD database is
>5Mb and the NetBSD database is less than 1.3 Mb.  Hmmm.
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Thanks David. That's what I was thinking of
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