What is Package URL (PURL)?

Vulnerabilities can be identified through the use of three fields: CPE, PURL, and SWID. Helm supports CPE and PURL.

Package URL (PURL) standardizes how software package metadata is represented so that packages can universally be located regardless of what vendor, project, or ecosystem the packages belongs to. A PURL is an attempt to standardize existing approaches to reliably identify and locate software packages. It is a URL string used to identify and locate a software package in a mostly universal and uniform way across programming languages, package managers, packaging conventions, tools, APIs and databases.

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