How to determine if there is coverage for a particular CVE

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


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

  • You can search for the particular CVE on CVE Search located at This can manually be found by going to, going to the Product Coverage Search section, and then Search by CVE.

  • In the SiteProtector Console, go to Help -> Attack Signatures -> Protocol Analysis Module and download the file. Alternatively, this can be downloaded at 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 on CVE. Here you will find a list of the CVEs with the corresponding signature(s).

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.

If the above information does not resolve your issue, contact IBM Security Systems Technical Support.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security IBM Security Host Protection AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Windows 2.2.2, 7.0 - SR 4.1, 7.0 - SR 4.2, 7.0 - SR 4.3, 7.0 - SR 4.4, 1.0.0, 1.5.0
Security Internet Scanner Software Windows 7.0.2
Security Proventia Desktop Endpoint Security Windows 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 10.1
Security Proventia Network Enterprise Scanner Firmware 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Security Proventia Network Multi-Function Security Firmware 3.14, 3.15, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
Security Proventia Virtualized Network Security Platform Firmware 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
Security IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System General Information Firmware 1.8, 2.5, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.6.1
Security IBM Security Network Protection General Information Firmware 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2.0,

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IBM Security SiteProtector System

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2.0 SP 8.1, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1

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