The new National Vulnerability Database (NVD) from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will make it easier for system administrators and other security professionals to learn about computer vulnerabilities and how to remedy them.
The NVD is a comprehensive database that integrates all publicly available US government resources on vulnerabilities and provides links to many industry resources.
NVD is built upon a dictionary of standardised vulnerability names and descriptions called Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures.
Updated daily, NVD currently contains information on almost 12,000 vulnerabilities. It allows users to search by a variety of characteristics, including vulnerability type, severity, and impact; software name and version number; and vendor name.
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