Re: What is SecPatchChk ? (166 Views)
03-02-2012 07:05 AM
From the security_patch_check (1M) man page:
The security_patch_check utility has been replaced by Software Assistant. See swa(1M). After November 1, 2008 the use of the security_patch_check -m option will generate a compatible report through the swa command. Other options will either be ignored or will cause security_patch_check to terminate with an error. Previous versions of Security Patch Check will continue to function as intended until the security catalog is no longer provided. The security catalog will be available until at least November 1, 2008. Unless otherwise specified, the remainder of this DESCRIPTION section describes the behavior of Security Patch Check before November 1, 2008. Security Patch Check analyzes the bulletin compliance of an HP-UX system. Most of the functionality of Security Patch Check is superseded by Software Assistant, called using the swa command. Software Assistant can report on security bulletin compliance and many other types of issues in a variety of report formats. In addition, SWA does automated patch dependency analysis, download, and depot creation. See swa(1M) for details. The security_patch_check command remains for those features that are not fully implemented in Software Assistant. This Security Patch Check man page gives some pointers to the swa equivalents of security_patch_check options, when applicable. security_patch_check will determine which minimal security patches, updates and manual actions have yet to be applied to the system, and will generate a report listing the patches and actions recommended that apply to the specific system analyzed. It is likely that the analysis will be incomplete for products and operating systems that are obsolete or unsupported. This includes products from previous OS versions that remain after an OS update. If your system was updated from a prior OS, you may choose to use the -s option to identify additional issues that may have been announced for the prior OS version.