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V-56721

The operating system must remove all software components after updated versions have been installed.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000437-GPOS-00194
Rule ID
SV-70981r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000437-GPOS-00194
CCI
CCI-002617
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Previous versions of software components that are not removed from the information system after updates have been installed may be exploited by adversaries. Some information technology products may remove older versions of software automatically from the information system.

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to remove all software components after updated versions have been installed.

Check Content

Verify the operating system removes all software components after updated versions have been installed. If it does not, this is a finding.