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2004

Update/Patch Management Systems: A Protocol Taxonomy with Security Implications

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Update/Patch Management Systems: A Protocol Taxonomy with Security Implications
: Software fixes, patches and updates are issued periodically to extend the functional life cycle of software products. In order to facilitate the prompt notification, delivery, and installation of updates, the software industry has responded with update and patch management systems. Because of the proprietary nature of these systems, improvement efforts by academic researchers are greatly restricted. One solution to increasing our understanding of the underlying components and processes is architectural recovery. One contribution to recreating an architecture is the examination of design specification literature, such as patents. If a sizeable amount of similar and hopefully diverse patents can be examined, then some general conclusions about the components and processes of existing systems may be formulated. In this paper, we present an analytic framework consisting of a five-phase protocol taxonomy based on thirty-three software-based update and patch management system patents and p...
Andrew M. Colarik, Clark D. Thomborson, Lech J. Ja
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where IFIP11
Authors Andrew M. Colarik, Clark D. Thomborson, Lech J. Janczewski
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