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NeuVector Vulnerability database sources and CVE report information

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As a user of the NeuVector security tool, one needs to know the sources for the CVE database and how to interpret the CVE report.


Primary sources for CVE database:


What is CVE, NVD and CVSS?

  • CVE is the acronym for Common Vulnerability and Exposures and is a list of records—each containing an identification number, a description, and at least one public reference—for publicly known cybersecurity vulnerabilities. CVE Records are used in numerous cybersecurity products and services from around the world, including NVD.
  • NVD is the acronym for National Vulnerability Database built upon and fully synchronized with the CVE List so that any updates to CVE appear immediately in NVD.
  • CVSS is the acronym for Common Vulnerability Scoring System which provides a way to capture the principal characteristics of a vulnerability and produce a numerical score reflecting its severity. The numerical score can then be translated into a qualitative representation (such as low, medium, high, and critical) to help organizations properly assess and prioritize their vulnerability management processes.

Vulnerability Management in NeuVector:

Severity: NeuVector rating either of Medium or High based on the higher of the two CVSS scores.
Feed Rating: Various severity ratings from the different feeds. For example, Ubuntu --> medium/high, Red Hat --> Moderate, Important, Critical, etc.
in_base_image: In the scan result, for each vulnerability, a field "in_base_image" is added to indicate if the vuln. is in the given base image.
score: CVSS v2 score.
scorev3: CVSS v3 score.
Link: URL for the CVE reported


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  • Document ID:000020941
  • Creation Date: 18-Jan-2023
  • Modified Date:18-Jan-2023
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