CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q790

A periodic update that corrects problems in one version of a product is called a

A. Hotfix
B. Overhaul
C. Service pack
D. Security update

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

Explanation:
A service pack is a collection of updates and hotfixes that address a number of software issues, as well as new software features. It is released periodically by the vendor.

Incorrect Answers:
A: A hotfix is a single-issue update that addresses a single software problem. It is released immediately in response to a newly discovered vulnerability.
B: A system overhaul is not an update. It is the creation of a new version of the system.
D: A security update is similar to a hotfix in that it addresses a single problem and is released immediately in response to a newly discovered vulnerability

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