The National Institute of Standards and Technology launched a database of network vulnerabilities last week to give IT security professionals a clearinghouse to keep up with newly discovered weaknesses and learn ways to remediate them.
The National Vulnerability Database, which is updated daily, integrates all U.S. government resources on computer vulnerabilities that are publicly available. To date, it holds information on nearly 12,000 vulnerabilities.
Users can search the database for information on any vulnerability and are able to search by keyword or CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) number. The system also contains information on all the technical alerts and vulnerability notes that the US-CERT publishes.
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