This document specifies patch management (PAM) security assurance requirements and is intended to be used as an extension of the ISO/IEC 15408 series and ISO/IEC 18045.
The security assurance requirements specified in this document do not include evaluation or test activities on the final target of evaluation (TOE), but focus on the initial TOE and on the life cycle processes used by manufacturers. Additionally, this document gives guidance to facilitate the evaluation of the TOE, including the patch and development processes which support the patch management.
This document lists options for evaluation authorities (or mutual recognition agreements) on how to utilize the additional assurance and additional evidence in their processes to enable the developer to consistently re-certify their updated or patched TOEs to the benefit of the users. The implementation of these options using an evaluation scheme is out of the scope of this document.