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cvechecker reports about possible vulnerabilities on your system by scanning the installed software and matching the results with the CVE database. This is not a bullet-proof method and you will most likely have many false positives, but it is still better than nothing, especially if you are running a distribution with little security coverage.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  16 Sep 2013 14:01

    Release Notes: Mainly a bugfix release, but contains a few features such as allowing standard input for the binary list as well as introduction of the CVECHECKER_CONFFILE environment variable.

    •  25 Nov 2012 21:47

      Release Notes: Reports CVSS scoring when a CVE is potentially applicable to the system. Also fixes some buffer handling code and adds in checks for missing runtime dependencies in the scripts.

      •  13 Apr 2011 16:23

        Release Notes: This bugfix release sanitizes the user defined key before it is put in the database and fixes a runtime problem when both SQLite and MySQL support are requested.

        •  12 Apr 2011 20:22

          Release Notes: cvechecker 3.0 brings on watchlists, allowing it to track and report on CVEs for software that it is not able to detect (or that is not installed on your system). Also, along with SQLite 3, MySQL is supported as a back-end database. And if you use MySQL, you will definitely appreciate that the tool now supports multiple client users within the same (MySQL) database.

          •  01 Dec 2010 20:33

            Release Notes: This release includes the ability to scan changed/added files rather than the entire system, a command that helps to generate version matching rules, and a new switch to report vulnerabilities of software versions that are higher than the software versions you have on your system.

            Recent comments

            24 Dec 2010 19:56 dr_stranger

            checking for CONFIG... no

            Dependency needed:


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