OS version end-of-life indicators and filters
The Vulcan Cyber Asset Details page of assets type Hosts associates an end-of-life date to OS versions so you can prioritize vulnerability mitigation decisions more accurately.
Vulcan currently provides EOL info on the following OS:
Red Hat Enterprise
EOL indicators can be seen and used in these locations:
Where? Assets page > Hosts
EOL Indicator: Icon turns red if the OS is EOL
Hover over the OS icon to view OS version and EOL date
Where? Assets page > Hosts > Enter an asset to access the details page
EOL Indicator: Asset detail card shows EOL date
Use the filter on the Hosts assets page to filter assets by "Reached EOL" or "will reach EOL within X days"
How Vulcan determines the EOL of OS version
Vulcan Cyber uses a reliable open-source project called endoflife.date to pull important EOL indicators for assets type Host and present it on the Vulcan Platform. The site includes general knowledge regarding operating systems versioning, maintenance policies, and support levels. The site also provides an API to query the End-of-Life data of each OS version.
Vulcan determines the EOL of each OS version according to the following Support EOL policies:
EOL Indicator in the Vulcan Platform
The Vulcan OS EOL indicator is the Standard Support end date.
For LTS versions, Standard Support ends after five years.
For development versions, Standard Support ends after one year.
For CentOS Stream, the Vulcan OS EOL indicator is the Standard Support end date (5 years after the release date).
For CentOS Linux, Vulcan marks all versions End-of-Life, except for the latest minor version of CentOS Linux 7.
The Vulcan OS EOL indicator is the Long Term Support end date (5 years after the release date).
Generally, Fedora’s releases are supported for approximately 13 months from their release date.
The Vulcan OS EOL indicator is 13 months after the release date.
The Vulcan OS EOL indicator is the Maintenance Support end date (10 years after the release date).
Apple does not publish end-of-life schedules for its products.
Generally, once Apple releases a new major, a security update is also released for the prior two operating system releases.
Note that Apple's security updates are not necessarily applied to non-latest releases.
Generally, Windows have two major types of support levels - Pro and Enterprise, with two and three years of support respectively.
Windows versions prior to Windows 10 (Windows 8.1, Windows 7, etc.) are automatically considered End-of-Life.
Windows Server has one release channel called Long-Term Support Channel (LTSC).