ActiveState Platform: How to FIND and FIX vulnerabilities (CVEs)
Platform users can now find, fix and automatically rebuild a secure version of Python, Perl and Tcl environments in minutes. Learn how to use the ActiveState Platform to remediate vulnerable Python, Perl and Tcl runtime environments by selecting non-vulnerable package versions, and automatically rebuilding your environment, helping to shortcut the lengthy remediation process.
Ready to give it a try? The “Find and Fix CVEs” feature is currently in Beta and available only for select customers to try. But if you have a free ActiveState Platform account, you can:
A – Sign up to try our Beta version for yourself
B – Create your own project and remediate it, or else install one of our pre-built runtimes that has existing vulnerabilities so you can see how easy it is to resolve them:
For Python: PyVulnerable project
For Perl: PerlVulnerable project
You can find more information and instructions here:
At ActiveState, we use the Platform to build not only our popular open source language distributions, but also custom runtimes for our enterprise clients (i.e. builds containing just the language and packages their project requires). Try it out yourself or get a demo and understand how it can support your enterprise’s open source needs.
New to the ActiveState Platform? Here’s how to get started, once you’ve created your free account.
Use our Platform to build a custom runtime for your next project, including just the language and packages your project needs.
- Choose a language (Python, Perl or Tcl right now)
- Select your operating system (Linux or Windows, plus Mac for Python)
- Add the packages your project requires
ActiveState regularly pulls packages from each language’s standard open source repository (CPAN, PyPI, etc) to ensure that your open source language and components are up to date, can be compiled from source, and are then verified to work together in a distribution that is packaged for most major operating systems. Go ahead and try our beta today! We are hanging out at our Community Forum to provide support as you explore.