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Changes to the Friendly Probing Suite on 19 August

last modified Aug 06, 2019 09:43 AM
We'll be adjusting the vulnerability ratings on the new Friendly Probing Suite and decommissioning the old service on Monday 19 August.

Changes to the vulnerability scale on the new service

We're adjusting the new Friendly Probing Suite (FPS) on Monday 19 August to be consistent with the current scale for defining ratings for vulnerabilities based on the underlying Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) score. Further details on the new Qualitative Severity Rating Scale are available on the FIRST.org website.

What does this mean for your probing results?

A small proportion of vulnerabilities will be reclassified to a less-serious rating once the new scale is in place. For example, some vulnerabilities currently listed as 'Critical' will be reclassified as 'Serious', some that are currently 'Serious' will become 'Medium' and so on.

Why make the changes?

Firstly, this brings the service into line with modern standards. Secondly, by removing those vulnerabilities that have been rated more seriously than needed, it allows you to focus on those that genuinely deserve attention.

Decommissioning the old service

We'll be retiring the old version of the FPS on Monday 19 August 2019. Its data hasn't been updated since its scanner was deactivated in February 2019.

Any queries?

If you have any queries about these changes, please contact .

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