A Metric for Software Vulnerabilities Classication

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Executive Summary

A software bug is an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program that prevents it from behaving as intended. Most bugs arise from mistakes and errors made by people in either a programs source code or its design. Vulnerability discovery and exploits detection are two wide areas of study in software engineering. This preliminary work tries to combine existing methods with machine learning techniques to define a metric classification of vulnerable computer programs. First a feature set has been defined and later two models have been tested against real world vulnerabilities. A relation between the classifier choice and the features has also been outlined.

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