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April 2023 Linux Agent Release

v.6.5.2

Release Notes

  • Support for detecting active and inactive Python packages on hosts - The Lacework platform can now detect active and inactive Python packages on hosts if you do the following:

    1. Install Linux agent v6.5.2 or later on hosts.
    2. Enable active package detection for the agent. For more information, see codeaware property.
    3. Enable Agentless Workload Scanning on the hosts.

    This enables you to know whether a vulnerable Python package is being used by an application on your host and prioritize fixing active vulnerable packages first. Use the Package Status filter in the Host Vulnerability page to see active or inactive vulnerable Python packages on hosts. See Host Vulnerability - Package Status for details.

  • This release minimizes a CPU utilization issue that may occur while tracking processes associated with short-lived connections or if your workload has a very large number of processes.

v.6.5

Release Notes

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  • Support for detecting active and inactive Java, golang, and npm packages on hosts - The Lacework platform can now detect active and inactive Java, golang, and npm packages on hosts if you do the following:

    1. Install Linux agent v6.5 or later on hosts.
    2. Enable active package detection for the agent. For more information, see codeaware property.
    3. Enable Agentless Workload Scanning on the hosts.

    This enables you to know whether a vulnerable Java, golang, or npm package is being used by an application on your host and prioritize fixing active vulnerable packages first. Use the Package Status filter in the Host Vulnerability page to see active or inactive vulnerable Java packages on hosts. See Host Vulnerability - Package Status for details.

  • Support for discovering DNS requests over TCP - Starting in this release, the agent discovers DNS requests over TCP and sends them to the Lacework platform to enable it to identify DNS-over-TCP connections. If you want to disable the agent from discovering DNS requests over TCP, use the discover_dns_over_tcp property in the config.json agent configuration file.