Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#15059 new enhancement

ENH: Add vulnerability (update) notification / detection

Reported by: ecronin (Eric Cronin) Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone: MacPorts Future
Component: base Version: 1.6.0
Keywords: security vulnerabilities vuxml Cc: tonytung@…, larryv (Lawrence Velázquez)


Right now MacPorts lacks a good way of indicating that an installed port has a known vulnerability or that an update to an installed port fixes this vulnerability.

FreeBSD has developed the VuXML database and portaudit tool which may be a starting point for building a tool external to macports core (I have not looked at the practicality of porting portaudit to use the MacPorts registry).

A simpler, manual, internal fix would to be to add a monotonic counter similar to Revision which is incremented each time a critical update is made upstream and some changes to port outdated or perhaps a new port vulnerable that lists these.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by tonytung@…

Cc: tonytung@… added

Cc Me!

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by ecronin (Eric Cronin)

Owner: changed from ecronin@… to macports-tickets@…

Still think this would be a good feature, but no time to work on it

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by larryv (Lawrence Velázquez)

Cc: larryv@… added

Cc Me!

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