CompTIA Security+ Question F-1

After a company has standardized to a single operating system, not all servers are immune to a well-known OS vulnerability. Which of the following solutions would mitigate this issue?

A. Host based firewall
B. Initial baseline configurations
C. Discretionary access control
D. Patch management system

Answer: D

A patch is an update to a system. Sometimes a patch adds new functionality; in other cases, it corrects a bug in the software. Patch Management can thus be used to fix security problems discovered within the OS thus negating a known OS vulnerability.