The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

ease of exploit rating

This field is an evaluation of the barrier to entry on a scale of 0-10. It describes the hazard posed by a vulnerability in terms of how easy exploitation is to accomplish. The hazard posed by a difficult to exploit vulnerability is low because only skilled people can accomplish it. Whenever an exploit is available or no exploit is required, the hazard is high because many more people pose a threat.