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Re: using cvss to assess process problems

From: Marco M. Morana <marco.m.morana_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Sep 02 2010 - 16:50:14 GMT
To: "robsonde@gmail.com" <robsonde@gmail.com>

I will reach the folks at Mitre directly they might be able to help cve@mitre.org

Regards
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On Sep 2, 2010, at 12:17 AM, robsonde@gmail.com wrote:

> our IT managers have ask that we use CVSS to assess security issues for the last few months.
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> we have quite a good understanding of the system when it is used for "bugs".
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> but we have a few security issues that are more of a failure of process, people doing the wrong thing and such like.
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> these risks don't fit the CVSS frame work at all, but at the same time we can see that they are security issues that need to be assessed.
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> for example we have a problem where some people on the second level team don't understand unix groups and so keep adding the wrong people to the wrong groups.
> the results is that staff get more access to the system than they should.
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> we can see several ways of fixing this problem, but the managers want to see us use CVSS to get a score for it.
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> how can we use CVSS to get a score for this kind of risk, is there another framework that may work better for this?
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> thanks.
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