Eksperter har tvil i effektiviteten av CVE database

Experts have doubts in the effectiveness of the CVE database and advised researchers not to rely solely on this threat database when scanning for vulnerabilities in the system.

ENs stated in the report of the company Risk Based Security, en slik løsning vil få IT-fagfolk til å savne nesten en tredjedel av alle sårbarheter.

“If your organization is currently relying on CVE (and most are), i det minste 33% of all disclosed vulnerabilities are completely unknown to you”, — said the company’s cofounder Jake Kouns in the report.

ifølge selskapet, the problem is that the MITRE team basically waits until researchers or manufacturers inform the organization about the vulnerability to assign a CVE identifier.

Og dermed, if a specialist does not report a problem and does not request a CVE, the vulnerability will not be entered into the database at all. I stedet, information about it will be entered into other databases, For eksempel, Bitbucket, SourceForge, GitHub, or in own manufactrer’s databases.

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As stated in the report, many CVEs remain in a “reserved” state for a long time. CVE is reserved if details about it have not yet been published for security reasons.

derimot, CVE is slow to process the details and update the CVE report for many bugs even after details are in the public domain, the report warns”, - skriver Infosecurity Magazine author Danny Bradbury.

The nonprofit CVE project turned 20 Forrige måned, and over time, it covered a relatively small number of vulnerabilities. derimot, av 2017, the number of vulnerabilities included in it increased by 128%, and every year it becomes more and more.

Problem processing slowed as the organization’s team faced a greater workload, the report said. The CVE program has responded by increasing the number of CVE Numbering Authorities (CNAs), which are the organizations that can grant a CVE number for a reported security bug. Mitre is working hard to keep up with the increasing volume of bugs, but no one will deny that it’s a challenge.

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