Re: SPDX Gen Meeting Follow up- Mistake and Thanks
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Thank you for the quick response.
With regard to testing; some of the spdx tool vendors conduct interoperability testing by sharing artifacts and reporting on any issues encountered. The DocFest is a formal version of this testing. Would Palo Alto Networks be willing to share their SPDX artifacts, confidentially, with spdx tool vendors for interoperability testing purposes only?
I agree with your findings on the NIST VDR; NIST identified the VDR data to be included, but not a specific format. There are two open source NIST VDR “interpretation” formats available, one from OWASP CycloneDX and the other from REA:
Here’s an example of the open-source REA VDR format:
I also wrote an article describing the NIST SBOM VDR that ties back to the SP 800-161 standard and other NIST materials where VDR is referenced:
FYI: REA has offered to withdraw it’s VDR format if the industry agrees to endorse the CycloneDX VDR format. Also, note, REA offered to freely transfer its open-source VDR format to the Linux Foundation, when it was first introduced; the offer was never acted on.
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Subject: Re: [spdx] SPDX Gen Meeting Follow up- Mistake and Thanks
Thank you for your questions.
1. Our spdx-based IoT SBOM is available to all our customers. I am not sure about the specific "testing purposes" you are referring to, happy to talk more details offline.
2. Good question. In addition to the SBOM info, we also provided links from SBOM to vulnerabilities, based on our own vulnerability database and some CVEs for now. We do plan to 1) expand to more vulnerability databases and CVEs. 2) expand to cover more devices. 3) the latest NIST VDR document provides good guidance but did not prescribe specific format, we will closely follow up any updates from NIST.
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