Patton - The vulnerability knowledge base
Patton is a set of tools for helping admins and security auditors to search for vulnerabilities in software components and computer systems.
Patton contains, at this moment, the tools needed to analyze vulnerabilities on Ubuntu and Debian systems and we are currently working on increasing the targets to include Redhat systems and Python dependencies.
Searching for vulnerabilities is a really hard task. Vulnerabilities databases have they own format and they index vulnerabilities in a way that makes difficult to match with the package names you install in your systems or with the libraries your software depends on.
Patton pre-cooks a vulnerabilities database, this database is really small to ease downloading and contains only the needed data to allow the match of the vulnerable component.
Patton contains a series of small epecialized tools that are able of making the match between the vulnerability and the software package or library and offers a single interface to invoke all the tools in a consistent way.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in our Project.
This project is distributed under Apache 2 license.
Patton, in its current version, is a shell script that orchestrates the available tools to search for vulnerabilities in order to be run it needs the following dependencies:
- Patton database
After installing the dependencies run the following commands in order to finish the installation.
$ wget https://github.com/BBVA/patton/releases/download/latest/patton.db.zst $ wget https://github.com/BBVA/patton/raw/develop/bin/patton $ install patton /usr/local/bin/patton
By default Patton looks for its database in the current directory, if not the
-d option flag can be used to give it the database location.
$ patton --help Usage: patton [OPTION]... [PATTERN] Try '/usr/local/bin/patton -h|--help' for more information -h, --help display this help text and exit -V, --version display version information and exit -d, --database-file path to database file -t, --search-type type of search to execute: product|pkg_debian|pkg_ubuntu|fulltext -s, --search-subtype for search-type:(debian|ubuntu), sets the suite e.g.: buster, potato, fossa, xenial, precise, trusty... -v, --pkg-version cpe version when searching by cpe -n, --pkg-name path to database file -w, --pkg-vendor path to database file
Search for vulnerabilities in a Debian system
patton -t pkg_debian < /var/lib/dpkg/status
Search for vulnerabilities in an Ubuntu system
patton -t pkg_ubuntu < /var/lib/dpkg/status
Search for vulnerabilities with a free-format string
patton -d patton.db.zst -t fulltext openssl