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December 18, 2014

CVE Mentioned in Article about Critical Infrastructure Attacks on Infosecurity Magazine

CVE is mentioned in a December 11, 2014 article entitled "ICS-CERT: BlackEnergy Attacks on Critical Infrastructure" on Infosecurity-Magazine.com. The main focus of the article is a "sophisticated malware campaign that has compromised numerous industrial control systems (ICS) environments using a variant of the BlackEnergy malware appears to be targeting internet-connected human-machine interfaces (HMIs). The BlackEnergy campaign has been ongoing since at least 2011, and the United States' ICS-CERT recently published information and technical indicators about it… "

CVE is mentioned when the author states: "Typical malware deployments have included modules that search out any network-connected file shares and removable media for additional lateral movement within the affected environment. Analysis suggests that the actors likely used automated tools to discover and compromise vulnerable systems as an initial vector. For instance, the organization's analysis has identified that systems running GE's Cimplicity HMI with a direct connection to the internet are being targeted using an exploit for a vulnerability in GE's Cimplicity HMI product that has been known since at least January 2012. GE has patched the vulnerability, CVE-2014-0751, so users should update their systems immediately."

Visit CVE-2014-0751 to learn more about this issue.

CVE Mentioned in Article about Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for December on eWeek

CVE is mentioned in a December 9, 2014 article entitled "Microsoft Fixes 24 Flaws in 2014's Last Patch Tuesday" on eWeek.com.

CVE is mentioned at the very beginning of the article when the author states: "Microsoft came out with its December Patch Tuesday update, marking the final set of regularly scheduled security updates for 2014. In total, Microsoft is fixing 24 unique Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) this month, across seven security advisories. Of those seven security advisories, Microsoft rated only three as critical. One of the critical advisories is MS14-080, which patches 14 CVEs in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser. The December CVE count in IE is actually a decline from the 17 CVEs patched in November's Patch Tuesday update."

Visit the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2014 for more information about these issues.

CVE Mentioned in Article about Branding Vulnerabilities with "Catchy Names and Logos" on ZDNet

CVE is mentioned in a November 25, 2014 article entitled "The branded bug: Meet the people who name vulnerabilities" on ZDNet.com. The main topic of the article is that "As 2014 comes to a close, bugs are increasingly disclosed with catchy names and logos. Heartbleed's branding changed the way we talk about security, but is making a bug 'cool' frivolous or essential?"

CVE is first mentioned in a section of the article entitled "Can attackers be thwarted with marketing?", as follows: "Heartbleed — birth name CVE-2014-0160 — became a household term overnight, even though average households still don't actually understand what it is. The media mostly didn't understand what Heartbleed was either, but its logo was featured on every major news site in the world, and the news spread quickly. Which was good, because for the organizations who needed to remediate Heartbleed, it was critical to move fast."

CVE is mentioned again when the author states: "The next "big bug" after Heartbleed was Shellshock — real name CVE-2014-6271 [and CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187, CVE-2014-6277, and CVE-2014-6278]. Shellshock didn't have a company's pocketbook or marketing team behind it. So, despite the fact that many said Shellshock was worse than Heartbleed (rated high on severity but low on complexity, making it easy for attackers), creating a celebrity out of Shellshock faced an uphill climb."

Visit CVE-2014-0160 to learn about Heartbleed and CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187, CVE-2014-6277, and CVE-2014-6278 to learn more about Shellshock.

CVE Mentioned in Article about Vulnerabilities in Surveillance DVRs on The Register

CVE is mentioned in a November 21, 2014 article entitled "HACKERS can DELETE SURVEILLANCE DVRS remotely – report" on The Register.

Four different CVE-IDs are cited in the article as follows: "Security researchers at Rapid7 discovered that 150,000 of Hikvision DVRs devices could be accessed remotely. Rapid7 warns that DVRs exposed to the internet are routinely targeted for exploitation. "This is especially troubling given that a similar vulnerability (CVE-2013-4977) was reported last year, and the product still appears unpatched out of the box today," researchers at the firm behind the Metasploit penetration testing tool conclude. A blog post (extract below) by Rapid7, the firm behind the Metasploit penetration testing tool, explains the vulnerabilities at play in greater depth. "[Hikvision] DS-7204 and other models in the same product series that allow a remote attacker to gain full control of the device. More specifically, three typical buffer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in Hikvision's RTSP request handling code: CVE-2014-4878, CVE-2014-4879 and CVE-2014-4880. This blog post serves as disclosure of the technical details for those vulnerabilities. In addition, a remote code execution through a Metasploit exploit module has been published." No authentication (login) is required to exploit this vulnerability. The Metasploit module demonstrates how unpatched security bugs would enable hackers to gain control of a vulnerable device while sitting behind their keyboard, potentially thousands of miles away."

Visit CVE-2013-4977, CVE-2014-4878, CVE-2014-4879, and CVE-2014-4880 for more information about these issues.

CVE Mentioned in Article about Adopting Open Source on GCN.com

CVE is mentioned in a November 13, 2014 article entitled "6 tips for adopting open source," on GCN.com.

CVE is mentioned in section 4 of the article, "Master navigation of vendor vulnerability databases and tools to minimize vulnerability windows," in which the author states: "When a data center is vulnerable to security flaws, the window of attack needs to be patched immediately. The best way to do so is to choose software that is officially compatible with CVE, the set of standard identifiers for publicly known security vulnerabilities and exposures. When a vulnerability is recognized, it's assigned a CVE number. This gives multiple vendors a single identifier to determine their vulnerability in a consistent and measurable way. Many open source projects and communities don't consistently track against CVEs, but several companies who commercialize these projects do, so choose wisely. In addition to tracking the CVEs, admins can use OpenSCAP to do vulnerability scans. OpenSCAP can use Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) content to scan systems for known vulnerabilities where remediation is available. The trick is to ensure your chosen vendors provide OVAL content consistently, so again, choose wisely."

The article was also posted on November 24, 2014 with the same title, "6 tips for adopting open source," on OpenSource.com.

November 20, 2014

FINAL NOTICE: CVE-ID in New Numbering Format with 5 Digits to Be Assigned Within Weeks

The total number of CVE-IDs assigned in 2014 has surpassed 9,000, indicating that a CVE-ID number in the new CVE-ID numbering format with 5 digits (e.g., CVE-2014-XXXXX) will be issued before the middle-to-end of December 2014.

However, if not issued before the end of December, a CVE-ID with 5 digits will definitely be issued no later than Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (read our press release). The new format provides for arbitrary digits at the end as needed (e.g., CVE-2014-XXXXXX with 6 digits at the end, CVE-2014-XXXXXXX with 7 digits at the end, and so on), but we expect to only reach CVE-ID numbers with 5 digits at the end this calendar year.

Please report any problems, or anticipated problems, that you encounter with CVE-IDs issued in the new format to cve-id-change@mitre.org.

WPScan Makes Declaration of CVE Compatibility

WPScan declared that its WPScan Vulnerability Database is CVE-Compatible. For additional information about this and other CVE-Compatible products, visit the CVE-Compatible Products and Services section.

CVE Mentioned in Article about Increase in Web Browser Vulnerabilities in 2014 on ZDNet.com

CVE is mentioned in a November 11, 2014 article entitled "Why are there more browser vulnerabilities these days?" on ZDNet.com. In the article the author discusses the number of vulnerabilities reported in 2014 for Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari. Firefox is not included.

CVE is first mentioned after the author compliments Microsoft for the quality of the information it reports, then discusses Google: "I can't tell you a whole lot about the vulnerabilities in Chrome. Google almost never publishes minor details or even meaningful ones like CVE numbers, unless there was a bug bounty on the vulnerability. In that case, they brag about it in the blog. The October 7 report is a good example of this: It lists 12 bounties paid for a total of $52,633.70. That's nice, and they include CVEs for those vulnerabilities, but that's still just 12 of the 159 vulnerabilities. The blog lists one more CVE for "[v]arious fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives." Does this last CVE refer to more than one vulnerability? That's not clear. If you click the "159 security fixes" link in the blog, you get to a database of bug reports which are not very informative and don't include CVEs, at least not that I can find."

The author mentions CVE again with regard to Apple, when he states: "Apple does give individual CVEs for each vulnerability and usually credits them, but they don't provide severity information." The author concludes the article by stating that the number of vulnerabilities being reported in browsers is up in 2014, but that "…it's actually a good thing. All those bugs were always there; it's just that now testers are getting better at finding them. It might mean browsers will be harder to attack over time, but let's not get our hopes too high yet."

CVE Mentioned throughout Article about Microsoft's November Patch Tuesday on eWeek.com

CVE is mentioned throughout a November 11, 2014 article entitled "Microsoft Patches 33 Vulnerabilities in November Patch Tuesday Update" on eWeek.com. CVE is first mentioned at the beginning of the article, when the author states: "The [November] Patch Tuesday update fixed 24 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), including CVE-2014-4114, the flaw known as Sandworm that was used in attacks against NATO and the European Union. On Oct. 21, Microsoft warned its users about CVE-2014-6352, which is another flaw in the Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) technology that is at the root of the Sandworm vulnerability. Microsoft provided a "Fix-it" for CVE-2014-6352, though a full patch was not made available until today. The CVE-2014-6352 vulnerability is being patched inside of the MS14-064 advisory, which actually patches an additional OLE vulnerability identified as CVE-2014-6332."

CVE is mentioned again when the author states: "Among the interesting flaws that Microsoft is patching this month is CVE-2014-6321, a remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft Secure Channel (Schannel) security technology. Schannel is a security package that enables SSL/TLS for Windows. The article quotes Senior Manager of Security Engineering at Rapid7, Ross Barrett with regard to this CVE-ID, who said: " … right now the impact from CVE-2014-6321 is low, but if exploit code leaks and this proves to be a serious issue, then the impact will increase."

CVE is mentioned a third time in a section near the end of the article regarding fixes for Internet Explorer, when the author states: "As is typical in most Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates, the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser is responsible for a largest number of reported CVEs. For November, the MS14-065 advisory for IE includes fixes for 17 CVEs. The vulnerabilities include multiple memory corruption and information disclosure flaws."

Visit CVE-2014-4114, CVE-2014-6352, CVE-2014-6332, and CVE-2014-6321 to learn more about these issues. To learn about the Internet Explorer vulnerabilities mentioned above, visit Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-065 or perform a keyword search for "Internet Explorer" on the CVE List Master Copy page.

CVE Mentioned in Article about a Vulnerability Undetected for 19 Years on NewsFactor.com

CVE is mentioned in a November 11, 2014 article entitled "Microsoft Patches 19-Year-Old Windows Flaw" on NewsFactor.com. CVE is mentioned in the opening of the article when the author states: "IBM's X-Force has uncovered a flaw that has gone unpatched for at least 19 years. Big Blue researcher Robert Freeman called it a "significant data manipulation vulnerability that impacts every version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onward. The good news is Microsoft issued a patch for CVE-2014-6332 on Tuesday. The bad news is hackers have had the ability to exploit it remotely since the days of Internet Explorer 3. Freeman described the complex vulnerability as a "rare, unicorn-like bug" that's found in code on which IE relies but to which it doesn't necessarily belong."

Visit CVE-2014-6332 to learn more about this issue.

November 5, 2014

REMINDER: Deadline for Compliance with New CVE-ID Numbering Format Rapidly Approaching

The deadline for compliance with the new CVE-ID numbering format is rapidly approaching. A CVE-ID number using the new format will be issued either before the end of 2014 and no later than Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Read our press release.

CVE Identifier "CVE-2014-3704" Cited in Numerous Security Advisories and News Media References about Drupal SQL Injection Vulnerability

"CVE-2014-3704" was cited in numerous major advisories, posts, and news media references related to the recent Drupal SQL injection vulnerability, including the following examples:

Other news articles may be found by searching on "CVE-2014-3704" using your preferred search engine. Also, the CVE Identifier page https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3704 includes a list of advisories used as references.

CVE Identifier "CVE-2014-8346" Cited in Numerous Security Advisories and News Media References about Zero-Day Samsung Remote Lock Vulnerability

"CVE-2014-8346" was cited in numerous major advisories, posts, and news media references related to the recent zero-day Samsung remote lock vulnerability, including the following examples:

Other news articles may be found by searching on "CVE-2014-8346" using your preferred search engine. Also, the CVE Identifier page https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-8346 includes a list of advisories used as references.

October 27, 2014

CVE List Surpasses 65,000 CVE Identifiers

The CVE Web site now contains 65,764 unique information security issues with publicly known names. CVE, which began in 1999 with just 321 common names on the CVE List, is considered the international standard for public software vulnerability names. Information security professionals and product vendors from around the world use CVE Identifiers (CVE-IDs) as a standard method for identifying vulnerabilities; facilitating their work processes; and cross-linking among products, services, and other repositories that use the identifiers.

Each of the 65,000+ identifiers on the CVE List includes the following: CVE Identifier number, brief description of the security vulnerability, and pertinent references such as vulnerability reports and advisories. Visit the CVE List page to download the complete list in various formats or to look-up an individual identifier.

REMINDER: The deadline for compliance with the new CVE-ID numbering format is rapidly approaching. A CVE-ID number using the new format will be issued either before the end of 2014 and no later than Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Read our press release.

October 1, 2014

CVE Celebrates 15 Years!

CVE began 15 years ago this month with 321 entries on the CVE List. Since then, CVE has truly become the international standard for public software vulnerability identifiers with more than 64,000+ unique entries listed on the CVE Web site. Information security professionals and product vendors from around the world use CVE Identifiers (CVE-IDs) as a standard method for identifying vulnerabilities; facilitating their work processes; and cross-linking among products, services, and other repositories that use the identifiers.

Initially intended as a source of mature information, the immediate success of CVE-IDs in the community required that the initiative quickly expand to address new security issues that were appearing almost daily. As a result, the CVE List grew quickly to 7,191 CVE-IDs after five years, 38,727 CVE-IDs at 10 years, and at 15 years now includes 64,492 CVE-IDs. CVE-IDs are now assigned not only by MITRE but also by CVE Numbering Authorities (CNAs), which are major OS vendors, security researchers, and research organizations that assign CVEs to newly discovered issues and include the CVE-IDs in the first public disclosure of the vulnerabilities.

Latest Milestones

And CVE continues to evolve. In December 2013, the CVE List began publishing CVE content using the Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework (CVRF), an XML-based standard that enables software vulnerability information to be shared in a machine-parsable format between vulnerability information providers and consumers. CVE took this important step because having vulnerability information in a single, standardized format speeds up information exchange and digestion, while also enabling automation.

In January 2014, the syntax of CVE-IDs themselves was changed from the original format of four digits at the end (e.g., CVE-2014-0160) to accommodate five, six, or more end digits at the end so that CVE can track 10,000 or more vulnerabilities for a given calendar year. The previous four-digit restriction only allowed up to 9,999 vulnerabilities per year, but the change allows CVE to keep pace with the growing number of vulnerabilities being reported annually. The new CVE-ID syntax was determined in a vote by the CVE Editorial Board.

And the milestone is rapidly approaching for when the first CVE-ID with 5 digits will be issued. A CVE-ID number using the new syntax will be issued either before the end of 2014 and no later than Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Organizations that use CVE-IDs that have not already done so need to take action now to ensure their products, tools, websites, and processes continue to work properly once CVE-ID numbers with 5 digits are issued. Read our press release.

Impact of CVE on the Information Security Landscape

The widespread impact of CVE in enterprise security is illustrated by the numerous CVE-Compatible Products and Services in use throughout industry, government, and academia for vulnerability management, vulnerability alerting, intrusion detection, and patch management. The information security community endorsed the importance of "CVE-Compatible" products from the moment CVE was launched in 1999. As quickly as December 2000 there were 29 organizations participating with declarations of compatibility for 43 products. Today, there are 153 organizations and 300 products and services listed on the CVE site. Of these, 143 products and services from 77 organizations have completed the formal CVE Compatibility Process and are considered as "Officially CVE-Compatible."

CVE-IDs have been included in security advisories from 98 organizations including major OS vendors and others, ensuring the community benefits by having identifiers as soon as a software issue is announced. CVE-IDs are also used to uniquely identify vulnerabilities in public watch lists such as the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Issues, in the report text and infographics of Symantec Corporation's "2014 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 19," and are rated by severity in the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). CVE-IDs are also frequently cited in trade publications and general news media reports regarding software bugs. CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187, CVE-2014-6277, and CVE-2014-6278 for "Bash Shellshock," and CVE-2014-0160 for "Heartbleed" are recent examples.

CVE has also inspired entirely new efforts. The U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) of CVE fix information operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is based upon, and synchronized with, the CVE List. In addition, the Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL®) effort uses CVE-IDs for its standardized OVAL Vulnerability Definitions that test systems for the presence of CVEs, and the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE™) dictionary of software weakness types is based in part on the CVE List. Examples of other efforts inspired by the success of CVE include CVRF, CVSS, Common Configuration Enumeration (CCE), Common Platform Enumeration (CPE), National Checklist Program Repository, and Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC™).

The success of CVE and the other standards it inspired also eventually enabled the creation of NIST's Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). SCAP employs existing community standards, including CVE, to enable "automated vulnerability management, measurement, and policy compliance evaluation (e.g., FISMA compliance)." In addition, the U.S. Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) requires verification of compliance with FDCC requirements using SCAP-validated scanning tools. CVE has also been a requirement in U.S. Department of Defense contracts.

And the adoption of CVE is truly international. In 2011, the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU-T) Cybersecurity Rapporteur Group, which is the telecom/information system standards body within the treaty-based 150-year-old intergovernmental organization, adopted CVE as a part of its "Global Cybersecurity Information Exchange Framework (X.CYBIEF)." ITU-T created a "Recommendation ITU-T X.1520 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)" standard that is based on the current CVE Compatibility Requirements document, and any future changes to the document will be reflected in subsequent updates to X.CVE.

Community Participation

CVE is an international information security community effort. It is your past and ongoing participation, endorsement, and support that have made CVE the community standard for vulnerability identifiers. We thank all you who have in any way used CVE-IDs in your products or research, promoted the use of CVE, assigned CVE-IDs as a CNA, and/or adopted CVE-compatible products or services for your enterprise.

We also thank past and present members of the CVE Editorial Board for the contributions, and we especially thank our sponsors throughout these 14 years, particularly our current sponsor US-CERT in the office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for their past and current funding and support.

Our Anniversary Celebration

Please join us as our 15-year anniversary celebration continues throughout the coming year on the CVE Web site and in our CVE-Announce e-newsletter.

As always, we welcome any comments or feedback about CVE at cve@mitre.org.

CVE Identifier "CVE-2014-6271" Cited in Numerous Security Advisories and News Media References about "Bash Shellshock"

"CVE-2014-6271" was cited in numerous major advisories, posts, and related to the recent "Bash Shellshock," including the following examples:

(Please note that unlike "Heartbleed" which referred to CVE-2014-0160, "Bash Shellshock" actually refers to CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187, CVE-2014-6277, and CVE-2014-6278.)

Other news articles may be found by searching on "CVE-2014-6271" using your preferred search engine. Also, the CVE Identifier page https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-6271 includes a list of advisories used as references.

New Net Technologies Makes Declaration of CVE Compatibility

New Net Technologies, Ltd. declared that its agent-based and agentless file integrity monitoring system for continuous vulnerability assessments and breach detection, NNT Change Tracker Enterprise, is CVE-Compatible.

For additional information about this and other CVE-Compatible products, visit the CVE-Compatible Products and Services section.

September 25, 2014

Numerous News Media Articles Posted about Upcoming CVE-ID Syntax Compliance Deadline

CVE was the main topic of several news media articles resulting from our news release entitled "Leading Software Vendors and Cybersecurity Organizations Among Early Adopters of MITRE's New Vulnerability Naming Format" that was issued on September 16, 2014, including the following:

CVE Identifier "CVE-2014-6041" Cited in Numerous Security Advisories and News Media References about the Android Privacy Vulnerability

"CVE-2014-6041" was cited in numerous major advisories, posts, and related to the recent Android browser privacy vulnerability, including the following examples:

Other news articles may be found by searching on "CVE-2014-6041" using your preferred search engine. Also, the CVE Identifier page https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-6041 includes a list of advisories used as references.

CVE Mentioned in Article about Vulnerability Exploited Against Oil and Gas Startup through Watering Hole Attack

CVE was mentioned in a September 18, 2014 article entitled "Watering hole attack targets website visitors of oil and gas start-up" on SCMagazine.com. The main topic of the article is "watering hole attacks, where saboteurs infect websites of interest to their targets."

CVE is mentioned when the author states: "ONG companies are attractive targets to attackers keen on stealing IP and sensitive data. "This particular example took our attention as the attackers targeted the ONG tech start-up company days after they were in the news for having secured new funding for their technology," Rahul Kashyap Chief Security Architect & Head of Security Research at Bromium, told SCMagazine.com in a Wednesday email correspondence. "Ultimately, the user who visited this site was someone in a U.S. Fortune 1000 manufacturing company who was viewing this company after the announcement. This shows a classic end-to-end scenario of how such attacks proliferate organizations." What Bromium found was malware that leveraged the CVE-2013-7331 vulnerability, which at that time was unpatched and had already been exploited in the wild by various exploit kits. "The trojan dropped was fairly sophisticated. It had obfuscation, anti-debugging, vm-detection, used an unpatched IE vulnerability (CVE-2013-7331) and some classic social engineering tricks," said Kashyap. "The dropped malware was a tool for installing other malicious programs on the infected system." Its authors, he said, "could sell the infected systems as a 'vacant spot' for further malware installs."

CVE Mentioned in Article about Vehicle Traffic Sensor Vulnerabilities

CVE was mentioned in a September 9, 2014 article entitled "Sensys Networks releases updates to address vehicle traffic sensor vulnerabilities" on SCMagazine.com.

CVE is mentioned when the author states: "Sensys Networks, a supplier of wireless traffic detection and integrated traffic data systems, has issued updates to address vulnerabilities in its VSN240-F and VSN240-T vehicle traffic sensors operating software versions prior to VDS 2.10.1 and prior to TrafficDOT 2.10.3. Vulnerability CVE-2014-2378 involves traffic sensors accepting software modifications without properly checking the integrity of the new code, meaning the sensors could be damaged if improperly modified, an ICS-CERT advisory indicates. Vulnerability CVE-2014-2379 involves the potential for unencrypted wireless traffic between a traffic sensor and access point being intercepted and "replayed to influence traffic data," meaning traffic control could be impacted at an intersection, according to the advisory."

September 17, 2014

Several Organizations Announce Compliance with New CVE-ID Format in Advance of Upcoming Deadline

Several leading software vendors and cybersecurity organizations have declared that they are now consuming or producing CVE Identifier numbers—also called "CVE-IDs"—in the new numbering format. By taking this important step, these organizations ensure that their products, tools, and processes that use CVE will continue to work properly once CVE-ID numbers are issued using the new syntax, which could happen before the end of 2014, and no later than Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Read the press release.

The syntax of CVE-ID numbers (e.g., "CVE-2014-0160", which has four digits at the end) was changed in January 2014 so that CVE can track 10,000 or more vulnerabilities for a given calendar year. The previous four-digit restriction only allowed up to 9,999 vulnerabilities per year, but a change was needed to keep pace with the growing number of vulnerabilities being reported each year. It is possible that 10,000 CVE-IDs will be necessary before the end of 2014. Now identifiers can accommodate five, six, or more digits at the end.

Compliant Organizations Recognized

If the format change is not implemented in a timely manner, it could significantly impact users' vulnerability management practices. To encourage industry and other CVE users to accommodate the new format, CVE is recognizing those organizations that have declared that they are, or will be, compliant with the new CVE-ID numbering format on an "Organizations Compliant with the New CVE-ID Syntax" page on the CVE Web site.

The early adopters of the new CVE-ID format list on this new page include: Adobe; CERIAS at Purdue University; CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC); CERT-IST; EMC Corporation; High-Tech Bridge SA; IBM; ICS-CERT; Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA); Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC); LP3; Microsoft Corporation; National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Vulnerability Database (NVD); NSFOCUS; Oracle; Red Hat, Inc.; SecurityTracker; SUSE LLC; and Symantec Corporation.

Technical Guidance and Test Data Available

Organizations that do not update to the new CVE-ID format risk the imminent possibility that their products and services could break or report inaccurate vulnerability identifiers. To make it easy to update, the CVE Web site provides free technical guidance and CVE test data for developers and consumers to use to verify that their products and services will work correctly. In addition, for those who use National Vulnerability Database (NVD) data, NIST provides test data in NVD format at http://nvd.nist.gov/cve-id-syntax-change.

Deadline Rapidly Approaching

The clock is ticking. If CVE do not move to the new syntax before the end of 2014, we will ensure that we issue at least one 5-digit CVE-ID by Tuesday, January 13, 2015. All organizations that use CVE-IDs need to take action now and make the upgrade before this rapidly-approaching deadline.

Please address any comments or concerns to cve-id-change@mitre.org.

MITRE Issues Press Release about Upcoming CVE-ID Syntax Compliance Deadline

The MITRE Corporation issued a press release on September 17, 2014 entitled "Leading Software Vendors and Cybersecurity Organizations Among Early Adopters of MITRE's New Vulnerability Naming Format" listing several organizations that are already compliant with the new CVE-ID syntax, and announcing that a CVE-ID number in the new syntax could be issued before the end of 2014, and will be issued no later than Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Products and services that use CVE-IDs and have not yet been updated to the new ID Syntax could stop working properly.

Read the press release at http://www.mitre.org/news/press-releases/leading-software-vendors-and-cybersecurity-organizations-among-early-adopters-of.

September 9, 2014

CVE Mentioned in Article about Vulnerability Management on TechDay.com

CVE was mentioned in an August 25, 2014 article entitled "Are vulnerabilities really a risk or simply hype?" on Techday.com.

CVE is mentioned as an example when the author states: "Another vulnerability worth discussing is CVE-2014-1776 (unfortunately, not all vulnerabilities get a cool name). This exploit uses an Internet Explorer vulnerability of the use after freed type. In this case, software can be made to reuse an address after this has been freed and, generally, causes the program to crash. If this is coupled with a heap spray (loading specific shell code on the heap and then having that freed pointer jump to your shell code) it is possible to have the target software execute code of your choice. This is how CVE-2014-1776 was exploited. The vulnerability is exploited when the victim visits a malicious HTML page while browsing. Once again, the firewall is not designed to block browsing traffic; no software is used that an AV can scan because the shell code is injected directly into memory. What happens next? Anything the attacker wants to do; provided there is enough space. The attacker can siphon information, install a backdoor or use the code to create a new account."

The author concludes the article by stating: "Vulnerabilities are found in all software and they are not limited to servers and enterprise software. They can be found in the smallest program as well as in the most complex systems. Any data that passes through your hardware / software, whether it is permanently stored or not, is at risk. The last thing any business, small or large, wants is their data falling into the wrong hands. Vulnerability management should be high up on the list of every sys admin or IT team. Ignore it at your own peril."

CVE Mentioned in Article about Vulnerabilities Exploited through Phishing on SCMagazine.com

CVE was mentioned in an August 22, 2014 article entitled "JPMorgan Chase customers targeted in massive phishing campaign" on SCMagazine.com.

CVE is mentioned when the author states: "Customers of JPMorgan Chase are the target of a massive multifaceted phishing campaign impacting mostly people in the U.S., according to security firm Proofpoint. The campaign is noteworthy because of how "unsubtle" it is, Kevin Epstein, VP of advanced security and governance with Proofpoint, told SCMagazine.com on Friday, explaining that roughly 500,000 phishing emails have been sent out so far, with about 150,000 going out in the first wave. The phishing email looks quite legitimate and asks recipients to click to read a secure and encrypted message from JPMorgan Chase, according to a Thursday post. Clicking on the email will bring users to a phishing page requesting credentials; however, the phishing page also hosts the RIG Exploit Kit, which aims to take advantage of numerous vulnerabilities to download a variant of Dyre malware that was initially undetected by anti-virus. Among those vulnerabilities are CVE-2012-0507 and CVE-2013-2465 for Java, CVE-2013-2551 for Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9, CVE-2013-0322 for Internet Explorer 10, CVE-2013-0634 for Flash, and CVE-2013-0074 for Silverlight, Epstein said."

CVE Mentioned in Article about Continuing Threat of the "Heartbleed" Bug on CSOonline.com

CVE was mentioned in an August 19, 2014 article entitled "Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach: This is the first time Heartbleed has been linked to such an incident" on CSOonline.com.

CVE is mentioned at the outset of the article, when the author states: "According to a blog post from TrustedSec, an information security consultancy in Ohio, the breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) is the result of attackers targeting a flaw OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, better known as Heartbleed. The incident marks the first case Heartbleed has been linked to an attack of this size and type."

The author concludes the article as follows: "Unfortunately, CHS may just be the latest, most public victim. Research released on Tuesday by Websense shows an increase in the number of attacks hitting hospitals and medical groups since last October. According to their research, the majority of the attacks are delivered via Heartbleed."

CVE Mentioned in Article about Vulnerabilities in Network-Attached Storage Devices on PCWorld.com

CVE was mentioned in an August 7, 2014 article entitled "NAS boxes more vulnerable than routers, researcher finds" on PCWorld.com. The main focus of the article is that "A security review of network-attached storage (NAS) devices from multiple manufacturers revealed that they typically have more vulnerabilities than home routers, a class of devices known for poor security and vulnerable code."

CVE is mentioned as follows: "So far, the security organization MITRE has assigned 22 CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) identifiers for the issues the researcher has found, but the [NAS device evaluation] project has just begun and [many more are expected to be found] by the end of the year."

July 30, 2014

1 Product from VirtuStream Now Registered as Officially "CVE-Compatible"

cve compatible imageOne additional information security product has achieved the final stage of MITRE's formal CVE Compatibility Process and is now officially "CVE-Compatible." The product is now eligible to use the CVE-Compatible Product/Service logo, and a completed and reviewed "CVE Compatibility Requirements Evaluation" questionnaire is posted for the product as part of the organization's listing on the CVE-Compatible Products and Services page on the CVE Web site. A total of 143 products to-date have been recognized as officially compatible.

The following product is now registered as officially "CVE-Compatible":

Virtustream, Inc. - Analytics and Continuous Monitoring Engine (ACE)

Use of the official CVE-Compatible logo will allow system administrators and other security professionals to look for the logo when adopting vulnerability management products and services for their enterprises and the compatibility process questionnaire will help end-users compare how different products and services satisfy the CVE compatibility requirements, and therefore which specific implementations are best for their networks and systems.

For additional information about CVE compatibility and to review all products and services listed, visit the CVE Compatibility Process and CVE-Compatible Products and Services.

Reminder to Update Products, Services, and Processes to the New CVE-ID Numbering Format

The format for CVE Identifiers (CVE-IDs) has changed. Because of this change, all products, services, and/or processes that use CVE-IDs need to be updated.

Previously, CVE-IDs could only have 4 digits at the end such as "CVE-2014-0160", but that syntax limited the number of IDs that could be issued in a calendar year to 9,999. Now, unlimited CVE-IDs can be issued in a given year because with the new format they can have 4 digits at the end or more such as "CVE-2014-99999" with 5 digits at the end, "CVE-2014-456123" with 6 digits at the end, and so on as needed. The number of vulnerabilities being reported each year is growing rapidly, so the change was very much needed.

Technical guidance and test data is available on the CVE Web site for developers and consumers to help you update your tools, web sites, and other capabilities to accept the new CVE-ID numbering format. Questions or concerns may be sent to cve-id-change@mitre.org.

Security Automation Workshop 2014, August 26-28

Security Automation Workshop 2014, hosted at MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia, USA on August 26-28, 2014, will bring government and industry together in order to develop a consensus way forward for the endpoint posture assessment standards being developed in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Security Automation Continuous Monitoring (SACM) Working Group.

This three-day event is geared towards security automation tool vendors, end users, and other related stakeholders. The agenda includes sessions that illustrate operational gaps and issues, as well as challenges with the current security automation efforts. Documents associated with the IETF SACM group will be discussed as well as other related standards work. In addition to U.S. Government-led sessions, other select industry and end users will be asked to share their experiences and challenges with the group. The intent is to have open and productive discussions about how to collect, evaluate, and report standardized data that is needed to identify software vulnerabilities, detect software tampering, and defects in software configurations to support a number of operational and security processes.

As this event is designed to foster collaborative conversation between government and industry, the targeted audience is those key stakeholders within vendors, end user groups, and select government agencies that bring deep existing domain knowledge to the discussions. This is not intended to serve as an introduction for those that wish to learn about this landscape, and as such those that require introductory information are asked to pursue that in a different venue. Attendees for the event should be prepared to share their experiences and ideas for the future state of security automation and should be directly involved with the related topics.

Visit the Security Automation Workshop 2014 page for an agenda, other event details, and registration information.

June 11, 2014

CVE Identifiers Used throughout Symantec's "2014 Internet Security Threat Report"

CVE Identifiers are used throughout Symantec Corporation's "2014 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 19," which was released in April 2014, to uniquely identify many of the vulnerabilities referenced in the report text and infographics.

Symantec is a member of the CVE Editorial Board, and its DeepSight Alert Services and SecurityFocus Vulnerability Database are recognized as "Officially CVE-Compatible" in the CVE-Compatible Products and Services section.

The free report is available for download at http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/other_resources/b-istr_main_report_v19_21291018.en-us.pdf.

CVE Identifier "CVE-2014-0224" Cited in Numerous Security Advisories and News Media References about the Most Critical OpenSSL Vulnerability since Heartbleed

CVE-2014-0224 was cited in numerous major advisories, posts, and articles related to the most recent critical OpenSSL vulnerability since Heartbleed—an SSL man-in-the-middle (MITM) vulnerability—including the following examples:

Other news articles may be found by searching on "CVE-2014-0224" using your preferred search engine. Also, please see the CVE Identifier page https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0224 for a list of advisories used as references.

May 15, 2014

CVE, CWE, and CAPEC Are Main Topics of Article about the "Heartbleed" Bug on MITRE's Cybersecurity Blog

CVE, CWE, and CAPEC are the main topics of an article "Security Standards Help Stop Heartbleed" by CAPEC Technical Lead Drew Buttner on MITRE's Cybersecurity blog on May 7, 2014. "Heartbleed," or CVE-2014-0160, is a serious vulnerability in "certain versions of OpenSSL where it enables remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, such as passwords and encryption keys. Many popular websites have been affected or are at risk, which in turn, puts countless users and consumers at risk."

The article defines the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®), Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE™), and Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC™) efforts and explains the problem each solves.

In sections entitled "CVE and Heartbleed," "CWE and Heartbleed,"and "CAPEC and Heartbleed," the article describes how CVE helped when the issue became public by assigning CVE-2014-0160 to what also was referred to as the Heartbleed bug, and how CWE and CAPEC can help prevent future Heartbleeds.

The author then concludes the article as follows: "Security automation efforts such as CVE, CWE, and CAPEC can help reduce the possibility of similar severe vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed in the future. But it is incumbent upon developers and other security professionals to actively leverage resources such as these to be better prepared for the next Heartbleed."

Read the complete article at http://www.mitre.org/capabilities/cybersecurity/overview/cybersecurity-blog/security-standards-help-stop-heartbleed.

May 1, 2014

CVE Identifier "CVE-2014-0160" Cited in Numerous Security Advisories and News Media References about the Heartbleed Vulnerability

The CVE Identifier assigned to the "Heartbleed" vulnerability—CVE-2014-0160—was released on April 7, 2014, the same day that the vulnerability was made public. The existence of this identifier has enabled the worldwide community to converse and share information about this vulnerability in a rapid an efficient manner.

CVE-2014-0160 was cited in nearly every major advisory, post, article, and response related to Heartbleed, including the following examples:

Numerous other news articles may be found by searching on "Heartbleed" and/or "CVE-2014-0160" using your preferred search engine. Also, please see the CVE Identifier page https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0160 for a list of advisories used as references.

CVE and CWE Cited in White Paper about the Heartbleed Vulnerability

CVE and Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE™) are included as references in an April 29, 2014 white paper entitled "Why Do Software Assurance Tools Have Problems Finding Bugs Like Heartbleed?" by James A. Kupsch and Barton P. Miller of the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) at the University of Wisconsin. The following were cited as references in the white paper, which also included the urls: CVE-2014-0160, CWE-130: Improper Handling of Length Parameter Inconsistency, and CWE-125: Out-of-Bounds Read.

CVE Mentioned in Preface of March/April 2014 Issue of Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering

CVE is mentioned in the preface to the March/April 2014 issue of Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, the main topic of which is "Mitigating Risks of Counterfeit and Tainted Components."

The preface was written by Roberta Stempfley, Acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, and CVE is mentioned as follows: "How can we collaboratively orchestrate industry and government response to these attacks [on information and communications technology (ICT) assets]? One way is through the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) List, which is an extensive listing of publicly known vulnerabilities found after ICT components have been deployed. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the ubiquitous adoption of CVE has enabled the public and private sectors to communicate domestically and internationally in a consistent manner the vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software. CVE has enabled our operations groups to prioritize, patch, and remediate nearly 60,000 openly reported vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, vulnerabilities are proliferating rapidly thus stretching our capabilities and resources. As we seek to discover and mitigate the root causes of these vulnerabilities, sharing the knowledge we have of them helps to mitigate their impact. In order to keep pace with the threat, we must facilitate the automated exchange of information. To achieve that, DHS sponsors "free for use" standards, such as: Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE), which provides for the discussion and mitigation of architectural, design, and coding flaws introduced during development and prior to use; Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC), which enables developers and defenders to discern the attacks and build software resistant to them; Malware Attribute Enumeration and Characterization (MAEC), which encodes and communicates high-fidelity information about malware based upon behaviors, artifacts, and attack patterns; Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX), which conveys the full range of potential cyber threat information using the Trusted Automated eXchange of Indicator Information."

The entire issue is available for free in a variety of formats at http://www.crosstalkonline.org/.

CVE and CWE Mentioned in Article about Mitigating Risks of Counterfeit and Tainted Components in March/April 2014 Issue of Crosstalk

CVE and Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE™) are included in an article written by MITRE Senior Principal Engineer Robert A. Martin entitled "Non-Malicious Taint: Bad Hygiene is as Dangerous to the Mission as Malicious Intent" in March/April 2014 issue of Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, the main topic of which is "Mitigating Risks of Counterfeit and Tainted Components."

CVE and CWE are mentioned in a section entitled "Making Change through Business Value," as follows: "For an example of a behavior change in an industry motivated by a new perceived business value, consider that many of the vendors currently doing public disclosures are doing so because they wanted to include CVE [14] Identifiers in their advisories to their customers. However, they could not have CVE Identifiers assigned to a vulnerability issue until there was publicly available information on the issue for CVE to correlate. The vendors were motivated to include CVE Identifiers due to requests from their large enterprise customers who wanted that information so they could track their vulnerability patch/remediation efforts using commercially available tools. CVE Identifiers were the way they planned to integrate those tools. Basically the community created an ecosystem of value propositions that influenced the software product vendors (as well as the vulnerability management vendors) to do things that helped the community, as a whole, work more efficiently and effectively. Similarly, large enterprises are leveraging CWE Identifiers to coordinate and correlate their internal software quality/security reviews and other assurance efforts. From that starting point, they have been asking the Pen Testing Services and Tools community to include CWE identifiers in their findings. While CWE Identifiers in findings was something that others had cited as good practice, it was not until the business value to Pen Testing industry players made sense that they started adopting them and pushing the state-of-the-art to better utilize them."

CWE is also mentioned in a section entitled "Assurance for the Most Dangerous Non-Malicious Issues" that explains what CWE is and how the information "can assist project staff in planning their assurance activities; it will better enable them to combine the groupings of weaknesses that lead to specific technical impacts with the listing of specific detection methods. This provides information about the presence of specific weaknesses, enabling them to make sure the dangerous ones are addressed."

The entire issue is available for free in a variety of formats at http://www.crosstalkonline.org/.

April 17, 2014

1 Product from Altex-Soft Now Registered as Officially "CVE-Compatible"

cve compatible imageOne additional information security product has achieved the final stage of MITRE's formal CVE Compatibility Process and is now officially "CVE-Compatible." The product is now eligible to use the CVE-Compatible Product/Service logo, and a completed and reviewed "CVE Compatibility Requirements Evaluation" questionnaire is posted for the product as part of the organization's listing on the CVE-Compatible Products and Services page on the CVE Web site. A total of 161 products to-date have been recognized as officially compatible.

The following product is now registered as officially "CVE-Compatible":

Altex-Soft - Altex-Soft Ovaldb

Use of the official CVE-Compatible logo will allow system administrators and other security professionals to look for the logo when adopting vulnerability management products and services for their enterprises and the compatibility process questionnaire will help end-users compare how different products and services satisfy the CVE compatibility requirements, and therefore which specific implementations are best for their networks and systems.

For additional information about CVE compatibility and to review all products and services listed, visit the CVE Compatibility Process and CVE-Compatible Products and Services.

CVE-IDs Included in Annual "Secunia Vulnerability Review 2014"

CVE-IDs are included in annual "Secunia Vulnerability Review 2014" report by Secunia that "analyzes the evolution of software security from a global endpoint perspective. It presents data on vulnerabilities and the availability of patches, and correlates this information with the market share of programs to map the security threats to IT infrastructures." The report also explains what CVE is and how common identifiers improve security.

How CVE-IDs are used in the report is explained as follows: "CVE has become a de facto industry standard used to uniquely identify vulnerabilities which have achieved wide acceptance in the security industry. Using CVEs as vulnerability identifiers allows correlating information about vulnerabilities between different security products and services. CVE information is assigned in Secunia Advisories. The intention of CVE identifiers is, however, not to provide reliable vulnerability counts, but is instead a very useful, unique identifier for identifying one or more vulnerabilities and correlating them between different sources. The problem in using CVE identifiers for counting vulnerabilities is that CVE abstraction rules may merge vulnerabilities of the same type in the same product versions into a single CVE, resulting in one CVE sometimes covering multiple vulnerabilities. This may result in lower vulnerability counts than expected when basing statistics on the CVE identifiers."

The report is available for download at http://secunia.com/vulnerability-review/index.html.

CVE Mentioned in Article about Vulnerability Statistics on NetworkWorld.com

CVE is mentioned in a March 26, 2014 article entitled "Biased software vulnerability stats praising Microsoft were 101% misleading" on NetworkWorld.com. The main topic of the article is a review of the "Secunia Vulnerability Review 2014" report.

CVE is mentioned when the author references the talk about the impact of the uncertainty in vulnerability statistics entitled "Buying into the Bias: Why Vulnerability Statistics Suck" at Black Hat Briefings 2013 that was co-presented by CVE List Editor Steve Christey and Brian Martin of the Open Security Foundation in Las Vegas, NV, on July 31, 2013.

The author states: "If a vulnerability report is misleading, then I can only imagine the amount of aggravation it causes some people, such as the gentlemen who presented "Buying Into the Bias: Why Vulnerability Statistics Suck" at Black Hat 2013. At that time, Jericho, the content manager of the Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB), and Steve Christie, the editor of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) list, announced, "Most of these statistical analyses are faulty or just pure hogwash. They use the easily-available, but drastically misunderstood data to craft irrelevant questions based on wild assumptions, while never figuring out (or even asking us about) the limitations of the data. This leads to a wide variety of bias that typically goes unchallenged, that ultimately forms statistics that make headlines and, far worse, are used for budget and spending." During their presentation, they added, "As maintainers of two well-known vulnerability information repositories, we're sick of hearing about sloppy research after it's been released, and we're not going to take it any more." The author then discusses Brian Martin's (aka Jericho's) review of the Secunia report.

CVE Mentioned in Article about Vulnerability Statistics on GCN.com

CVE is mentioned in a March 21, 2014 article entitled "When software development produces a lemon, make lemonade" on GCN.com. CVE is mentioned when the author states: "the Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) that grew out of the Microsoft initiative has helped to change the way developers think about software security. The SDL process now shows up as a requirement in government procurements, and the National Security Agency says it has made an impact on OS security. "A fundamental goal of the SDL process is to reduce the attack surface," NSA said in an evaluation of Windows 7 security for the Defense Department and the intelligence community. "Since adoption of the SDL process, the number of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures on Microsoft products in the National Vulnerability Database has declined." "A preliminary System and Network Analysis Center analysis has determined that the new Windows 7 security features, coupled with the use of the SDL process throughout the development cycle, has assisted in the delivery of a more secure product," the assessment concluded. We still are a long way from being as secure as we want to be or can be. But there has been progress."

April 4, 2014

Proximis Makes Declaration of CVE Compatibility

Proximis declared that its Apache CouchDB JSON Database is CVE-Compatible. For additional information about this and other CVE-Compatible products, visit the CVE-Compatible Products and Services section.

March 17, 2014

1 Product from NSFOCUS Now Registered as Officially "CVE-Compatible"

cve compatible imageOne additional information security product has achieved the final stage of MITRE's formal CVE Compatibility Process and is now officially "CVE-Compatible." The product is now eligible to use the CVE-Compatible Product/Service logo, and a completed and reviewed "CVE Compatibility Requirements Evaluation" questionnaire is posted for the product as part of the organization's listing on the CVE-Compatible Products and Services page on the CVE Web site. A total of 160 products to-date have been recognized as officially compatible.

The following product is now registered as officially "CVE-Compatible":

NSFOCUS Information Technology Co., Ltd. - Next-Generation Firewall (NF)

Use of the official CVE-Compatible logo will allow system administrators and other security professionals to look for the logo when adopting vulnerability management products and services for their enterprises and the compatibility process questionnaire will help end-users compare how different products and services satisfy the CVE compatibility requirements, and therefore which specific implementations are best for their networks and systems.

For additional information about CVE compatibility and to review all products and services listed, visit the CVE Compatibility Process and CVE-Compatible Products and Services.

Codenomicon, Ltd. Makes Declaration of CVE Compatibility

Codenomicon, Ltd. declared that its binary vulnerability scanner, Codenomicon Appcheck, is CVE-Compatible. For additional information about this and other CVE-Compatible products, visit the CVE-Compatible Products and Services section.

February 21, 2014

Technical Guidance for Handling the New CVE-ID Syntax Now Available

A new Technical Guidance for Handling the New CVE-ID Syntax page is now available on the CVE Web site. The new page provides technical guidance and test data for developers and consumers for tools, web sites, and other capabilities that use CVE Identifiers (CVE-IDs), including the following: considerations for input and output formats, considerations for extraction or parsing, extraction and conversion methods for CVE-IDs, an example conversion algorithm for incoming IDs, and CVE-ID Test Data for Implementers available for download in a ZIP file.

Feedback about this page and/or the test data is welcome at cve-id-change@mitre.org.

February 6, 2014

ViewTrust Technology, Inc. Makes Declaration of CVE Compatibility

ViewTrust Technology, Inc. declared that its aggregation capability, Analytic Continuous Monitoring Engine (ACE), is CVE-Compatible. For additional information about this and other CVE-Compatible products, visit the CVE-Compatible Products and Services section.

January 15, 2014

New CVE-ID Format in Effect as of January 1, 2014

The new syntax for CVE Identifiers (CVE-IDs) took effect on January 1, 2014.

The new CVE-ID syntax is variable length and includes:

CVE prefix + Year + Arbitrary Digits

IMPORTANT: The variable length arbitrary digits will begin at four (4) fixed digits and expand with arbitrary digits only when needed in a calendar year, for example, CVE-YYYY-NNNN and if needed CVE-YYYY-NNNNN, CVE-YYYY-NNNNNNN, and so on. This also means there will be no changes needed to previously assigned CVE-IDs, which all include 4 digits.

Visit the CVE-ID Syntax Change page for additional information, and send any comments or concerns to cve-id-change@mitre.org.

CVE-ID Syntax Change Infographic Available for Reposting

An infographic explaining the Previous (i.e., "old") CVE-ID Syntax versus the New CVE-ID Syntax that is in effect as of January 1, 2014 is available for reposting.

CVE-ID Syntax Change

Please feel free to re-post this infographic. We would like the syntax change announcement to reach the widest possible audience.

Hillstone Networks Makes Declaration of CVE Compatibility

Hillstone Networks declared that its Hillstone Networks Intrusion Protection System is CVE-Compatible. For additional information about this and other CVE-Compatible products, visit the CVE-Compatible Products and Services section.

 
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