Title: Applications serving to determine the state of information system components with regard to flaw remediation (patching) must use automated mechanisms to make that determination. The automation schedule must be determined on an organization defined basis.
Vulnerability ID: V-32574
IA Controls: None
Description: Organizations are required to identify information systems containing software affected by recently announced software flaws (and potential vulnerabilities resulting from those flaws) and report this information to designated organizational officials with information security responsibilities (e.g., senior information security officers, information system security managers, information systems security officers). To support this requirement, an automated process or mechanism is required.
This role is usually assigned to patch management software that is deployed in order to track the number of systems installed in the network, as well as, the types of software installed on these systems, the corresponding versions, and the related flaws that require patching.
This requirement is specific to applications providing automated patch management. This requirement is NA for databases.
Check Text: This check is NA for databases.
Fix Text: This fix is NA for databases.[divider]