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How to determine whether there is coverage for a particular CVE

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How do you determine whether there are any available signatures to cover a particular CVE?


There are a couple different ways that you can determine whether a CVE has any current coverage. Use either of the two methods below to determine this:

  • You can search for the particular CVE at
  • In the SiteProtector Console, go to Help > Attack Signatures > Protocol Analysis Module and download the file. Alternatively, this can be downloaded from the IBM X-Force Exchange portal. Once the file has been downloaded, extract the pam.chm file from the zip archive and open pam.chm. Under the Contents tab, expand PAM > cross reference then click CVE. Here you find a list of the CVEs with the corresponding signatures.

If the particular CVE you are interested in is not listed in either of these two places, contact Technical Support referencing the CVE in question.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security Proventia Virtualized Network Security Platform Not Applicable Firmware Version Independent
Security IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) Firmware 3.3, Version Independent
Security IBM Security SiteProtector System Vulnerability (CVE) Windows Version Independent

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Network Protection
Protocol Analysis Module (PAM)

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Firmware

Reference #: 1643272

Modified date: 27 April 2015

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