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ZDNet UK: Red Hat Spearheads Vulnerability Initiative

Sep 08, 2006, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Espiner)

"Open source software vendor Red Hat has announced a new initiative, implemented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that enables members of the software industry to officially and publicly comment on vulnerabilities that may affect their software.

"This service was implemented on Thursday within the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) at NIST, which holds US government vulnerability information. It will enable vendors selling different distributions of the same software to notify people in real time whether or not the software is vulnerable to exploits..."

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