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Backporting is the action of taking a certain software modification (patch) and applying it to an older version of the software than it was initially created for. Example: Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... A piece of fabric. ...


Software v2.0 has a security vulnerability that is fixed by changing the text 'is_insecure' to 'is_secure'. The same security hole exists in Software v1.0 but there the text is called 'is_notsecure'. By taking the modification that fixes Software v2.0 and changing it so that it applies to Software v1.0 one has effectively backported the fix. In computer software a security vulnerability is a software bug that can be used deliberately to violate security. ...


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redhat.com | Home (579 words)
The term 'backporting' describes when we take a fix for a security issue out of the most recent version of a product, and apply that fix to an older version.
Backporting is common practice amongst software vendors such as Red Hat and is essential to ensuring that we can deploy automated updates on systems.
However, backporting has not been given much attention and will be a new concept to people more familiar with proprietary software.
Backporting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (117 words)
Backporting is the action of taking a certain software modification (patch) and applying it to an older version of the software than it was initially created for.
Software v2.0 has a security vulnerability that is fixed by changing the text 'is_insecure' to 'is_secure'.
By taking the modification that fixes Software v2.0 and changing it so that it applies to Software v1.0 one has effectively backported the fix.
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