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# Glossary

<a id="CVE">CVE id</a>
:  *Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures* id.
   In order to refer to a vulnerability, an id provided by [MITRE](#mitre) is used.
   This id is unique for each public vulnerability.
   [Website](https://cve.mitre.org/)

<a id="dla">DLA</a>
:   A Security Advisory from the Debian Long Term Support team that affects older versions of Debian. [Example DLA](https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/10/msg00033.html)

<a id="dsa">DSA</a>
:   An official Debian Security Advisory is called a DSA for short. [Example DSA](https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-5014)

<a id="dtsa">DTSA</a>
:   An official Debian Security Advisory for the testing suite.

<a id="mitre">MITRE</a>
:   The MITRE Corporation, a US based not-for-profit company, best known for maintaining the [CVE](#CVE) id system. [Website](https://www.mitre.org/)

<a id="nfu">NFU</a>
:   Not For Us. This designation is placed on a CVE that does not directly affect Debian. [More info on NFU](https://security-team.debian.org/security_tracker.html#issues-not-for-us-nfu)

<a id="oss-sec">oss-security</a>
:   *Open Source Software Security*. Community for open source software security research, best known for its equally named mailing list. [Website](http://oss-security.openwall.org/)

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