Novel Security Metrics for RankingVulnerabilities in Computer Networks
Paper ID : 1351-IST
1marjan keramati *, 2mahsa keramati
2student of Tehran University
By daily increasing appearance of vulnerabilities in the network and various ways of intruding networks, one of the most important fields in network security will be doing network hardening and this can be possible by patching the vulnerabilities. But this action for all vulnerabilities may cause high cost in the network and so, we should try to eliminate only most perilous vulnerabilities of the network. CVSS itself can score vulnerabilities based on amount of damage they incur in the network but the main problem with CVSS is that, it can only score individual vulnerabilities without considering its relationship with other vulnerabilities of the network. So, in order to help fill this gap, In this paper we have defined some Attack graph and CVSS-based security metrics that can help us to prioritize vulnerabilities in the network by measuring the probability of exploiting them and also the amount of damage they will impose on the network. Proposed security metrics are defined by considering interaction between all vulnerabilities of the network. So our method can rank vulnerabilities based on the network they exist in. Results of applying these security metrics on one well-known network example are also shown that can demonstrates effectiveness of our approach.