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Labeling Software Security Vulnerabilities

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Author(s)

Irena Bojanova, John Guerrerio

Abstract

Labeling software security vulnerabilities would benefit greatly modern artificial intelligence cybersecurity research. The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) partially achieves this via assignment of Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) entries to Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) entries. In this work, we explore utilization of the Bugs Framework (BF) formalism for systematic and comprehensive CVE labeling. We specify all memory related CWEs via BF weaknesses and examine the suitability of these formalisms to describe the corresponding CVEs mapped by NVD. We also identify the similarities and overlaps in CWEs that introduce ambiguities in NVD assignments.
Citation
IT Professional (IEEE)
Volume
25
Issue
5

Keywords

Weakness, Vulnerability, Security Failure, Vulnerability Dataset, Cybersecurity Attack, Cybersecurity Mitigation Techniques

Citation

Bojanova, I. and Guerrerio, J. (2023), Labeling Software Security Vulnerabilities, IT Professional (IEEE), [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2023.3314368, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=956539 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created October 1, 2023, Updated November 13, 2023