Always up-to-date: scalable offline patching of VM images in a compute cloud

@inproceedings{Zhou2010AlwaysUS,
  title={Always up-to-date: scalable offline patching of VM images in a compute cloud},
  author={Wu Zhou and Peng Ning and Xiaolan Zhang and Glenn Ammons and Ruowen Wang and Vasanth Bala},
  booktitle={ACSAC},
  year={2010}
}
Patching is a critical security service that keeps computer systems up to date and defends against security threats. Existing patching systems all require running systems. With the increasing adoption of virtualization and cloud computing services, there is a growing number of dormant virtual machine (VM) images. Such VM images cannot benefit from existing patching systems, and thus are often left vulnerable to emerging security threats. It is possible to bring VM images online, apply patches… CONTINUE READING
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