inventory-yum-update-info

This module adds information about security updates from 'yum updateinfo' to inventory

Maintainer

Vratislav Podzimek

Module stats

Total Downloads: 246
Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Installation version

Version
Released on Dec 20, 2021

Tags

Installation

                    
cfbs add inventory-yum-update-info
Description
Dependencies
Comments

Repositories with updates provide information about types of the updates. Security updates are particularly important and adding a number of security updates for each host to inventory allows periodic reports, alerts and compliance reports based on those numbers to be created.

In Mission Portal, the CFEngine Enterprise UI, you can get reports of available security updates on hosts:

https://github.com/vpodzime/cfengine-security-hardening/raw/5e9029f0efd75a81b7f9ddb3429df721beb1cd3a/inventory-yum-update-info/inventory-screenshot.png

(To see this, go to Reports -> Inventory -> Click the 3 dots at the top of a column -> Insert Column -> Security updates and similar for the other attributes.)

Inventory

The following attributes provide the numbers of available update in each category:

Security updates
Critical Security updates
Important Security updates
Moderate Security updates
Low Security updates

Variables

northerntech_security_hardening:inventory_yum_update_info.refresh_updateinfo_interval

controls how often the update info data is refreshed, default: 60 (minutes)

Limitations

As the name of this module suggests, it only supports systems where yum updateinfo provides the necessary data.

Dependencies

comments powered by Disqus