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CvssSuite for .NET

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This NuGet package helps you to process the vector of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System. Besides calculating the Base, Temporal and Environmental Score, you are able to extract the selected option.


The best and easiest way to add the CvssSuite to your .NET project is to use the NuGet package manager.

With Visual Studio IDE

From within Visual Studio, you can use the NuGet GUI to search for and install the CvssSuite NuGet package. Or, as a shortcut, simply type the following command into the Package Manager Console:

Install-Package CvssSuite

With .NET Core Command Line Tools

If you are building with the .NET Core command line tools, then you can run the following command from within your project directory:

dotnet add package CvssSuite


using System;
using Cvss.Suite;

namespace CvssSuiteNugetPackageTest
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            var cvss_v30 = CvssSuite.Create("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L/CR:L/IR:M/AR:H/MAV:N/MAC:H/MPR:N/MUI:R/MS:U/MC:N/MI:L/MA:H");
            var vector = cvss_v30.Vector;       // "CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L/CR:L/IR:M/AR:H/MAV:N/MAC:H/MPR:N/MUI:R/MS:U/MC:N/MI:L/MA:H"
            var version = cvss_v30.Version;     // 3.0
            var valid = cvss_v30.IsValid();     // true
            var severity = cvss_v30.Severity(); // "High"

            var cvss_v31 = CvssSuite.Create("CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H/E:H/RL:U/RC:U");
            vector = cvss_v31.Vector;           // "CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H/E:H/RL:U/RC:U"
            version = cvss_v31.Version;         // 3.1
            valid = cvss_v31.IsValid();         // true
            severity = cvss_v31.Severity();     // "Medium"

            var cvss_v2 = CvssSuite.Create("AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:POC/RL:TF/RC:UC/CDP:L/TD:M/CR:M/IR:M/AR:M");
            vector = cvss_v2.Vector;            // "AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:POC/RL:TF/RC:UC/CDP:L/TD:M/CR:M/IR:M/AR:M"
            version = cvss_v2.Version;          // 2
            valid = cvss_v2.IsValid();          // true
            severity = cvss_v2.Severity();      // "Low"
            // Scores
            var baseScore = cvss_v2.BaseScore();                    // 4.9
            var temporalScore = cvss_v2.TemporalScore();            // 3.6
            var environmentalScore = cvss_v2.EnvironmentalScore();  // 3.2
            var overallScore = cvss_v2.OverallScore();              // 3.2

            // Selected metric
            var accessVector_1 = cvss_v2.SelectedMetric("Access Vector");                         // "Adjacent Network"
            var accessVector_2 = cvss_v2.SelectedMetric(Cvss.Suite.Cvss2.Metrics.AccessVector);   // "Adjacent Network"

            var remediationLevel_1 = cvss_v2.SelectedMetric("Remediation Level");                       // "Temporary Fix"
            var remediationLevel_2 = cvss_v2.SelectedMetric(Cvss.Suite.Cvss2.Metrics.RemediationLevel); // "Temporary Fix"

            var cvss_v2_metrics = Cvss.Suite.Cvss2.Metrics.ToList();            // Returns a list with all CVSS v2 metrics.
            var cvss_v2_temporalMetrics = Cvss.Suite.Cvss2.Metrics.Temporal();  // Returns a list with all CVSS v2 temporal metrics.

            var cvss_v30_metrics = Cvss.Suite.Cvss30.Metrics.ToList();                      // Returns a list with all CVSS v3.0 metrics.
            var cvss_v30_environmentalMetrics = Cvss.Suite.Cvss30.Metrics.Environmental();  // Returns a list with all CVSS v3.0 environmental metrics.

            // Exceptions
            var invalidVector = CvssSuite.Create("random string or empty string");
            valid = invalidVector.IsValid();        // false
            version = invalidVector.Version;        // 0
            baseScore = invalidVector.BaseScore();  // will throw System.ArgumentException

            invalidVector = CvssSuite.Create("AV:N/AC:P/C:P/AV:U/RL:OF/RC:C"); // invalid vector, authentication is missing
            valid = invalidVector.IsValid();        // false
            version = invalidVector.Version;        // 2
            baseScore = invalidVector.BaseScore();  // will throw System.ArgumentException

Known Issues

Currently it is not possible to leave an attribute blank instead of ND/X. If you don’t have a value for an attribute, please use ND/X instead.

There is a possibility of implementations generating different scores (+/- 0,1) due to small floating-point inaccuracies. This can happen due to differences in floating point arithmetic between different languages and hardware platforms.


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Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration.


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