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Why do static code analyzers cite CWE rather than CVE in their findings?

I am writing a paper on "The Role of Architecture and Design in Software Assurance" and a commenter asked "Provide a stronger case for using the CWE over the CVE. Explain how CVE vulnerabilities ...
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Why is the code CVE-2010-5298 used for a vulnerability discovered in 2014?

I was looking through the OpenSSL vulnerabilities list and came across CVE-2010-5298 as a 2014 vulnerability. At http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-5298, under Date Entry ...
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When to apply for a CVE?

When you find a vulnerability, do you contact CVE assigners before contacting the vendor or after the vendor has fixed the problem? PS: do not link to How are CVE identifiers assigned and managed?, ...
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How dangerous is the security hole CVE-2014-019?

There is a security hole CVE-2014-019 in the Linux kernel since 2.6.31-rc3 which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or gain privileges How ...
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What to do if a vendor does not assign a CVE for an acknowledge vulnerability?

We found a security vulnerability in a widespread product of big IT company (the company is listed as a CNA here: http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cna.html#participating_cnas). We notified the company, they ...
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Why did Java (JRE) vulnerabilities peak in 2012-2013?

I've taken a graph of the amount of CVE reports concerning the JRE per Year. Now as you can see this spiked in 2012-2013, which could have been guessed easily, if you look at the amount of news items ...
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What is the exactly mean of these CPE file fields?

I am working in the development of an application that have to download and parse this CPE file definition: http://static.nvd.nist.gov/feeds/xml/cpe/dictionary/official-cpe-dictionary_v2.3.xml My ...
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Test S/KEY support for PCI compliance - CVE-2007-2243

In order for our business to be PCI compliant, we need to prove that we are not vulnerable to CVE-2007-2243. This states that: OpenSSH 4.6 and earlier, when ChallengeResponseAuthentication is ...
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Is CVE-2011-1571 fixed in tomcat?

I dont see any record of CVE-2011-1571 being fixed in tomcat based on ASF' security reports for tomcat itself. Usually they specify the CVE number and information about the fix. This was 3 years ago ...
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Starting out, where should I be looking for vulns? Big bounty sites vs. smaller projects? [closed]

I'm an amateur web application security enthusiast with what I would say is an intermediate level of knowledge at this point. I'm interested in finding full time work as a web app pen tester. Up ...
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What does the field vuln-security-protection stand-for in the NVD cve lists 2.0?

In the different NVD files which enumerates the CVE, which can be found here There is from time to time the field <vuln:security-protection> , containing often the value ALLOWS_OTHER_ACCESS or ...
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How to calculate CVSS of an attack so that it matches those in CVEs?

I have drawn an attack graph for a file-sharing application (eg. Dropbox) where a database stores details of virtual machines Eg. memory space left, etc. I've listed some possible attacks: The ...
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Is there an other place than the changelogs to see if a debian package is corrected or not?

I would like to know if there was an other place to see if a debian package is fixing a CVE than the changelog of the packet. For instance the packet bind9 1:9.7.2.dfsg.P3-1 is fixing the ...
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How can we know which debian package correct which CVE

We can found on the debian's website CPE/Aliases List, CVE List related to packages. But I can't figure out where can we know which patch of packages correct which vulnerabilities ? For instance : ...
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Automatically search Metasploit for useable exploits based on vulnerabilties in the database

Is it possible to automatically search the Metasploit database for usable exploits based on information about the vulnerabilities on the hosts? Searching in Metasploit for each CVE number to see if ...
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Is there other vulnerabilities than CVE of NVD

I am aware that there is the CVE list published by the NVD. Are there any other important vulnerabilities lists that show vulnerabilities other than the NVDs? Thx
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Resources for determining if Metasploit has exploit for given CVE

Are there any reliable resources for finding whether or not a Metasploit exploit exists for a given CVE? I have found CVE Details to be woefully out of date with regards to keeping this information ...
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How should one request a CVE number? [duplicate]

I'm trying to disclose a vulnerability of a major antivirus vendor, so I need a CVE number. The only website I found on google that seems legimate was mitre In the main methods, it says Main ...
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CentOS - Local privilege escalation - CVE-2012-0056

I have a server with these properties : cat /etc/lsb-release ...
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Source where you can find if a CVE has a patch or not

I'm wondering if there is a source available which has a list of CVE numbers and shows whether they have been patched or not (and maybe a link to a relevant patch). I know Secunia has something like ...
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SELinux and text relocations exploitability

I have been assigned the task of adopting and implementing a certain backup software solution for our GNU/Linux farm. As per my deparment defined requirements, this solution should support SELinux ...
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How general should a vulnerability be to be eligible for a CVE?

Which vulnerabilities are common enough to become CVE? Is it related to "application"s only, or websites are accepted as well?Is a vulnerability in an unpopular website (or a local service) considered ...
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How to subscribe to information about new vulnerabilities in selected products?

In order to be informed about critical vulnerabilities in selected products I'd want to subscribe to some list about them. I'd want to configure the list of products by myself. The question: Where ...
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How are CVE identifiers assigned and managed?

CVE Identifiers (a.k.a. CVE IDs) are used to uniquely identifier a particular vulnerability. We've all seen them on various bulletins, and they're useful when researching an issue. But how are they ...
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Where can I get security breach alerts?

I've been following a mish-mash of Google News alerts as well as some 'security' influencers on Twitter, but have a feeling there's a more efficient way to deal with this out there...