A single vulnerability can impact different Linux distributions in different ways, giving both a general severity value, and specific severity data based on specific Linux security advisories.
If these separate sets of data are represented by a single severity score, this detailed information is lost.
Relative Importance asserts a common severity for a vulnerability and shows the underlying detailed information for that severity, based on multiple sources. This helps developers and analysts view a common level of importance, and exposes the underlying information that helped form the given severity.
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New information appears in the Security information section of the project page, for each issue:
We currently support Ubuntu and Debian. More Linux distributions to follow.
External information sources
We use the following external sources to provide this information for Debian and Ubuntu: