National Vulnerability Database
The U.S. government repository of standards-based vulnerability management data represented using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). This data informs the automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance. NVD includes databases of security checklists, security-related software flaws, misconfigurations, product names, and impact metrics.
See NISTIR 7511 Rev. 4 under National Vulnerability Database for more information.