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OVAL
Last modified: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 

Acronym for Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language. OVAL is an XML-based language that provides a standard for how to check for the presence of vulnerabilities and configuration issues on computer systems. OVAL standardizes the three main steps of the process: collecting system characteristics and configuration information from systems for testing; testing the systems for the presence of specific vulnerabilities, configuration issues, and/or patches; and presenting the results of the tests.

Each OVAL vulnerability definition is based primarily on Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), a dictionary-type list of standardized names for vulnerabilities and other information related to security exposures.

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The OVAL website contains a repository of community-developed free vulnerability definitions, and an open-source example implementation.

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CVE aims to standardize the names for all publicly known vulnerabilities and security exposures.

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