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Ever since I started my career in information security I was both interested and intrigued by metrics applied to vulnerabilities (or metrics in general for that matter). CVSS is certainly not new and I had to make the choice whether to use it or not in the past and I always wanted to share some issues I had with it. This blog post laid dormant in DRAFT state since 8 months and I decided to publish it in parts rather than wait another year to finish it.

This blog series will explain a few elements of CVSS and in particular the points I feel are unclear, misleading, old or simply unfit for purpose.

This post assumes that you are accustomed to CVSS, if you are not, you may want to have a look at : http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html