• Requirement

    Remove previous versions of [Assignment: organization-defined software and firmware components] after updated versions have been installed.

  • Discussion

    Previous versions of software or firmware components that are not removed from the system after updates have been installed may be exploited by adversaries. Some products may automatically remove previous versions of software and firmware from the system.

More Info

  • Title

    Flaw Remediation | Removal of Previous Versions of Software and Firmware
  • Family

    System and Information Integrity
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

    • Related NIST 800-53 ID

    NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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