Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an industry standard for assessing the severity of computer system security vulnerabilities. It attempts to establish a measure of how much concern a vulnerability warrants, compared to other vulnerabilities, so efforts can be prioritized. The score is based on a series of measurements (called metrics) based on expert assessment.

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CVSS - Adoption
... The CVSS standard has been widely adopted ... A number of commercial and open-source products make use of the CVSS standard ...