How serious is that security flaw?

Wednesday, 23 February 2005, 10:07 AM EST

Leading IT companies including Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and Symantec are promoting a rating system that will standardize the measurement of the severity of software vulnerabilities.

A plan for the new system, called the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), was unveiled at last week's RSA Conference in San Francisco. If widely adopted, the new system will provide a common language for describing the seriousness of computer security vulnerabilities and replace different, vendor-specific rating systems, according to a presentation on the system by Mike Schiffman, a researcher at Cisco.

By Paul Roberts at PC World.

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