vFeed – The open source cross-linked local vulnerability database Beta Released
vFeed is an open source naming scheme concept that provides extra structured detailed 3rd parties references for a CVE entry. While the emergence of the Open Standards helped undeniably to shape a new way to communicate about vulnerabilities, the new vFeed is adding an intelligent structured xml feed that provides effective level of information (meta-data) related to vulnerability. The vFeed database is the main asset of this project.
- Security auditors who want to report accurate information about findings. vFeed could be the best way to describe a CVE with attributes based on standards and 3rd party references as vendors or companies involved into standarization efforts.
- Security tools vendors / security open source developers who need to implement libraries to enumerate useful information about CVEs without wasting time to correlate and to create a proprietary database. vFeed is by far the best solution. Methods can be invoked from programs or scripts with a simple call.
- Penetration testers who want to analyze CVEs and gather extra information to help shape avenues to exploit vulnerabilities.
- Any security hacker who is conducting researches and need a very fast and accurate way to enumerate available exploits or techniques to check a vulnerability
- Built using open source technologies
- Fully downloadable SQLite local vulnerability database
- Structured new XML format to describe vulnerabilities
- Based on major open standards CVE, CPE, CWE, CVSS..
- Support correlation with 3rd party security references (CVSS, OSVDB, OVAL…)
- Extended to support correlation with security assessment and patch vendors (Nessus, Exploit-DB, Redhat, Microsoft..)
- Simple & ready to use Python module with more than 15 methods
Beta 1 changelog
- Full SQLite vulnerability database correlated with the following
- CVE (http://cve.mitre.org)
- CWE (http://cwe.mitre.org)
- CPE (http://cpe.mitre.org)
- OVAL (http://oval.mitre.org)
- Python module with 15 implemented methods
- Ability to export meta-data to the new structured vFeed XML format to describe vulnerabilities
- 2 python scripts to explore the concept
vFeed concept & vFeed API are released under the BSD License.
Copyright 2013, vFeed/vFeedApi, the open source correlated & cross-linked local vulnerability database by NJ OUCHN, Toolswatch.org
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The vFeed Concept & vFeed API is provided under the 3-clause BSD license above.
This license does not apply to the following components:
– openCVSS.py v1.3 ( written by Brandon Dixon from 9b+) library used to calculate the scores within vFeedCore (not distributed yet)
Last but not least, feel free to do whatever you like with vFeed/vFeedApi as long as you give credit for the author. As reward, you still can offer me a book or just a kind word thanking me for spending my nights and weekends doing this while you were enjoying barbecues & fresh beers.