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Publication Citation: Common Platform Enumeration: Naming Specification Version 2.3

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Author(s): Brant Cheikes; David A. Waltermire; Karen A. Scarfone;
Title: Common Platform Enumeration: Naming Specification Version 2.3
Published: August 19, 2011
Abstract: This report defines the Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) Naming version 2.3 specification. The CPE Naming specification is a part of a stack of CPE specifications that support a variety of use cases relating to IT product description and naming. The CPE Naming specification defines the logical structure of names for IT product classes and the procedures for binding and unbinding these names to and from machine-readable encodings. This report also defines and explains the requirements that IT products must meet for conformance with the CPE Naming version 2.3 specification.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7695
Pages: 49 pp.
Keywords: Common Platform Enumeration; CPE; SCAP; security automation
Research Areas: Computer Security
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