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vulnerability scanner


  (As used in this volume) A network tool (hardware and/or software) that scans network devices to identify generally known and organization specific CVEs. It may do this based on a wide range of signature strategies.
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 4

  A tool (hardware and/or software) used to identify hosts/host attributes and associated vulnerabilities (CVEs, CWEs, and others).
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 4