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Advisories and alerts

To continuously inform its members about new vulnerabilities and evolving threats, the Cert-IST releases:

  • Security advisories (AV): Security advisories describe the new vulnerabilities discovered in the products monitored by Cert-IST and describe the solutions available to address them.
  • Potential Dangers (DG) and Alerts (AL) notices: When the Cert-IST considers that there is a significant risk of attacks for a vulnerability, it sends a specific message to its members. Depending on the risk level, that is either a "Potential Danger" (for a threat which is significant, but not yet urgent or with a moderate impact) or an "Alert" (for a major threat requiring immediate action).

Examples of Advisories, Potential Dangers and Alerts are available from the left menu.

In each of these publications, the Cert-IST specifies the risk level for the described threat  For more information on risk levels, please refer to this section in the left menu.


In its Advisories and Alerts, the Cert-IST always mentions the CVE references of the vulnerabilities described. It also uses the EISPP metrics and the CVSS scoring system to assess the vulnerabilities severity.