NIST logo

Publication Citation: Security Patches and the CVE Vulnerability Naming Scheme: Tools to Address Computer System Vulnerabilities

NIST Authors in Bold

Author(s): Elizabeth B. Lennon;
Title: Security Patches and the CVE Vulnerability Naming Scheme: Tools to Address Computer System Vulnerabilities
Published: October 01, 2002
Abstract: : Today more than ever, timely response to vulnerabilities is critical to maintain the operational availability, confidentiality, and integrity of information technology (IT) systems. To assist federal agencies and industry respond to vulnerabilities in a timely manner, ITL recently released two new publications dealing with vulnerabilities in computer systems: NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-40, Procedures for Handling Security Patches, by Peter Mell and Miles C. Tracy, and NIST SP 800-51, Use of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Vulnerability Naming Scheme, by Peter Mell and Tim Grance. This ITL Bulletin summarizes these two documents on system vulnerabilities, available at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/index.html.
Citation: Security Patches and the CVE Vulnerability Naming Scheme: Tools to Address Computer System Vulnerabilities
Keywords: common vulnerabilities and exposures CVE;computer security;CVE;security patches;vulnerabilities;vulnerability naming scheme
Research Areas: Cybersecurity
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (308KB)