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Assess and prioritize most exploitable vulnerabilities
Helm returns the severity level of vulnerabilities (CVSS v2 and v3 scores), their level of exploitability (EPSS score), and their exploit and threat sources, including indicating if vulnerabilities are on the CISA KEV list, whether they are in the Exploit Database (exploit-db.com) or have a Metasploit toolkit available to make attacks easier, and whether they meet the criteria of the top 25 CWEs (Common Weakness Enumerations). Once you've analyzed a vulnerability, you can rescore the vulnerability based on your device's particular environment and usage. This aggregate severity, exploitability, and threat information enables you to minimize false positives, focus on critical vulnerabilities that can be exploited first, and strengthen your cybersecurity defenses.
You can easily stay on top of new vulnerabilities as Helm, including those that:
- have an exploit or malware kit available, making exploiting this vulnerability easier
- have suggested Windows KB updates you could resolve by applying the respective KB to the next version of your SBOM (Windows operating systems only)
- have been updated in the NVD
Once you've rescored your vulnerabilities, you can then prioritize the remaining vulnerabilities by filtering down on those that have a combination of high CVSS scores with high exploitability (EPSS) scores, as well as having exploits or threats publicly available.
In the filter bar, you can filter down to exactly what you need. For all filter drop-downs, you can select the Any option or select exactly the options you want to focus on. For text filters, you can just enter the appropriate value.
If you’ve previously assessed a vulnerability, but you see an Updated on date display in the Detected on column, this indicates that the vulnerability has been updated. You’ll want to check to make sure that this doesn’t increase its severity for your particular case.