Wednesday, August 10, 2005

NIST releases vulnerability database

Rutrell Yasin writes in

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a comprehensive cybersecurity vulnerability database that is updated daily with the latest information on vulnerabilities in popular products.

The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) integrates all publicly available U.S. government vulnerability resources and provides references to industry resources. The Web site,, contains about 12,000 vulnerability entries with around 10 being added per day, said Peter Mell, a senior computer scientist with NIST and creator of NVD.

The database will be useful to the public for detailed information about vulnerabilities within specific products and trends within industry segments as well as developers who need to import vulnerability information into their security products, Mell said.


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