Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

class or vulnerability classification

This field classifies vulnerabilities based on the paper “A Taxonomy of Security Faults in the UNIX Operating System” by Taimur Aslam. The paper establishes 11 classes of errors.