Cyber Alert System

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 06:07 PM gHale


Cyber alerts remain a hot topic throughout the industry, so every week the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD).
The vulnerabilities come from the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) vulnerability naming standard and remain organized according to severity, determined by the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) standard. The division of high, medium, and low severities correspond to the following scores:
• High – Vulnerabilities will be High if they have a CVSS base score of 7.0 – 10.0
• Medium – Vulnerabilities will be Medium if they have a CVSS base score of 4.0 – 6.9
• Low – Vulnerabilities will be l Low if they have a CVSS base score of 0.0 – 3.9
Entries may include additional information provided by organizations and efforts sponsored by US-CERT. This information may include identifying information, values, definitions, and related links. When available, they will provide patch information. Note that some of the information in the bulletins comes from external, open source reports and is not a direct result of US-CERT analysis.
Click here for more information on this week’s vulnerability assessment.



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