Our Mission: We collect, analyze, and validate emerging vulnerabilities to common computing platforms; we broadly notify operators of vulnerabilities as well as provide mitigation and remediation guidance.

The Vulnerability Analysis team helps to reduce security risks posed by software vulnerabilities by addressing the number of vulnerabilities in software that is being developed and in software that has already been deployed.

We help vendors learn how vulnerabilities are created and discovered.

We collaborate with software vendors and the researchers who discover defects in their products to support releasing vendor supported mitigations when vulnerabilities are disclosed publicly.

We provide guidance on improving the security of software.

We help organizations and individuals mitigate the impact of threats to their computing environments by providing timely guidance about the secure configuration of common operating platforms.

We publish information about vulnerabilities.

We publish Vulnerability Notes, which describe vulnerabilities we have discovered or have received from other sources.

We blog about software security.

We publish timely information about vulnerabilities and mitigation efforts on our CERT/CC blog.

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We can show you how to reduce security risks that result from software vulnerabilities.

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Use our vulnerability reporting form to tell us if you have discovered an unresolved security vulnerability.

What Is a Vulnerability?

A vulnerability is a software defect that allows an attacker to violate an explicit (or implicit) security policy to achieve some impact (or consequence).

Publications & Media

Vulnerability Notes Database
Our Vulnerability Notes provide timely information about software vulnerabilities. Vulnerability notes include summaries, technical details, remediation information, and lists of affected vendors.

Download CERT Tapioca
CERT Tapioca is a virtual machine appliance (OVA) for performing man-in-the-middle network traffic analysis of software and devices.

Finding Android SSL Vulnerabilities with CERT Tapioca
CERT Tapioca can be used for automated discovery of SSL vulnerabilities in Android applications.

Updated CERT Fuzzing Tools
We have updated BFF V2.7 and FOE V2.1, the CERT Division's fuzzing tools, to include virtual machine changes.