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Tool and Usage

cve-search is a security tool to import CVE and CPE data and enable it to be searched. It can be used to detect vulnerabilities on the system.

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Why this tool?

The primary objective of this software is to avoid doing direct lookups into public CVE databases. This reduces leaking sensitive queries and improves performance.

How it works

cve-search has a back-end to store vulnerabilities and related information. It comes with a web interface to search and manage vulnerabilities. Additionally, it has several tools to query the system and a web API interface.

Usage and audience

cve-search is commonly used for password strength testing, security assessment, vulnerability management, or vulnerability scanning. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.


  • cve-search is written in Python
  • Application programming interface (API) available
  • Command line interface
  • Tool allows multiple integrations
  • Web interface

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 10 contributors
  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Cve-search was created by Wim Remes. Currently the project is managed by Alexandre Dulaunoy, Pieter-Jan Moreels.


Support operating systems

Cve-search is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use cve-search.

  • click
  • Flask
  • flask-login
  • flask-pymongo
  • irc
  • itsdangerous
  • jinja2
  • lxml
  • passlib
  • pymongo
  • python-dateutil
  • pytz
  • Redis
  • requests
  • six
  • sleekxmpp
  • tornado
  • Werkzeug
  • whoosh
  • xlrd
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Project details
Latest release 2.1 [2016-06-14]
License(s)BSD 3-clause
Last updatedSept. 17, 2017

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