CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q757

Which of the following is the term for a fix for a known software problem?

A. Skiff
B. Patch
C. Slipstream
D. Upgrade


Correct Answer: B
Section: Application, Data and Host Security

Explanation:
Patch is the process of maintaining the latest source code for applications and operating systems by applying the latest vendor updates. This helps protect a systems
from newly discovered attacks and vulnerabilities.

Incorrect Answers:
A: A skiff is a small boat.
C: Slipstreaming is the process of making an installation image of an operating system that includes the latest service packs and required applications. This is used to install new
systems rather than fix software problems.
D: Upgrades are replacement of the existing software with newer and better versions of the oftware.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 220
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 231-232