Tracking base system and kernel updates/vulnerabilities

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Apr 15 18:28:47 UTC 2008

Anselm Strauss <amsibamsi at> writes:

> is there a tool, like portaudit for the ports tree, to track updates
> and/or vulnerabilities for the base system and the kernel? What I'm
> looking for is a tool that will check my current installation against
> a specific checkout of the CVS source and kernel trees considering a
> specific CVS tag and inform me where my system is outdated and
> vulnerable. I don't know if this is even possible by just having the
> CVS trees ...
> For the kernel, is there something like a linear version number in the
> -STABLE branches? I noticed there's a pX in the kernel version for
> release kernels. How do I for example compare the currentness of two
> 7.0-STABLE kernels if I don't know from what source they were build?


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