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Thursday, August 3 • 13:30 - 14:25
updateinfo - poor man's SCA?

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SCA (Software Composition Analysis) is an engineering practice that is used to analyze the software that is used in the {system,application,module}. Fields, where SCA is commonly applied, are software security and supply chain security.

RPM/DNF/UpdateInfo stack is de facto SBOM-based SCA with CVE integration. I would like to explore the last bit of this stack, updateinfo, a little bit further.

Moreover, in this presentation, I would like to touch on additional subjects such as:

- how good RPMDB-based SBOM is and how it could be improved
- security updates being only as good as underlying vulnerability database
- Fedora && CPE && CVE
- SLSA and other Supply Chain Standards.

Lastly, I would like to present some new tools that should make building updateinfo information a little bit easier for independent vendors.

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Aleksander Baranowski

Engineer, EuroLinux
Mostly doing dev and ooooops stuff.

Thursday August 3, 2023 13:30 - 14:25 IST
Harbour 6