LatestMe automatically updates running containers with their latest image version in case a security vulnerability is found.
The approach taken by LatestMe is to replace running container with a new image. This is instead of standard methods to apply security patches, "apt-get" and "yum update" mechanisms, which break the concept of immutable containers.
How does it work
- Identify that a running container has security vulnerability.
- Search Docker registry for updated image.
- Verify that security vulnerability is fixed in the updated image.
- Replace running container with updated image.