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V-57563

The application server must remove organization-defined software components after updated versions have been installed.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000454-AS-000268
Rule ID
SV-71839r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000454-AS-000268
CCI
CCI-002617
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Installation of patches and updates is performed when there are errors or security vulnerabilities in the current release of the software. When previous versions of software components are not removed from the application server after updates have been installed, an attacker may use the older components to exploit the system.

Fix Text

Configure the application server to remove organization-defined software components after updated versions have been installed.

Check Content

Review the application server documentation and configuration to determine if organization-defined software components are removed after updated versions have been installed. If organization-defined software components are not removed after updated versions have been installed, this is a finding.