"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
"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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