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The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Abstract

CVSS is an industry standard for assessing the severity of computer system security vulnerabilities. It attempts to establish a measure of how much concern a vulnerability warrants, compared to other vulnerabilities, so efforts can be prioritized. It offers the following benefits.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computing and Information Sciences Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Computer Security DivisionNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)GaithersburgUSA

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