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Open Source CVE Monitoring and Management: Cutting Through the Vulnerability Storm

This Embedded Linux Conference 2019 session is being presented by Akshay Bhat, Director of Engineering, Security Solutions at Timesys.

Session Date & Time: August 21, 2019 | 5:10 PM – 5:45 PM
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Open Source CVE Monitoring and Management: Cutting Through the Vulnerability Storm

Session Description:

A key aspect to maintaining device security is monitoring and addressing known vulnerabilities in open source software in a timely fashion. This presentation will help you get started with the process of monitoring CVEs, determining applicability, assessing the severity and finding fixes.

We take a deeper dive into some of the challenges in tracking CVEs due to NVD/MITRE feeds having incorrect/missing data, leading to missed vulnerabilities and a false sense of security. The problem is compounded by inaccuracies in scanning tools and the way fixes are tagged in build systems resulting in an alarming number of false positives.

We review the CVEs reported by cve-check-tool in Yocto and determine the root cause for inaccuracies. We also discuss techniques to mitigate the issues so that the entire community can benefit. This presentation will enable you to improve your device security posture.

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