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common vulnerability scoring system (CVSS)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  A system for measuring the relative severity of software flaw vulnerabilities.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-126 Rev. 2)

  An SCAP specification for communicating the characteristics of vulnerabilities and measuring their relative severity.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128 under Common Vulnerability Scoring System  (CVSS)