CPE2_3_URI class

class cpe.cpe2_3_uri.CPE2_3_URI(cpe_str, *args, **kwargs)

Implementation of binding style URI of version 2.3 of CPE specification.

A CPE Name is a percent-encoded URI with each name starting with the prefix (the URI scheme name) ‘cpe:’.

Each platform can be broken down into many distinct parts. A CPE Name specifies a simple part and is used to identify any platform that matches the description of that part.

The distinct parts are:

  • Hardware part: the physical platform supporting the IT system.
  • Operating system part: the operating system controls and manages the IT hardware.
  • Application part: software systems, services, servers, and packages installed on the system.

CPE Name syntax:


Returns the i’th component name of CPE Name.

Parameters:i (int) – component index to find
Returns:component string found
Return type:CPEComponent
Exception:IndexError - index not found in CPE Name

Returns the number of components of CPE Name.

Returns:count of components of CPE Name
Return type:int
static __new__(cpe_str, *args, **kwargs)

Create a new CPE Name of version 2.3 with URI style.

Parameters:cpe_str (string) – CPE Name string
Returns:CPE object of version 2.3 of CPE specification with URI style.
Return type:CPE2_3_URI

Returns the CPE Name as Well-Formed Name string of version 2.3. If edition component is not packed, only shows the first seven components, otherwise shows all.

Returns:CPE Name as WFN string
Return type:string
Exception:TypeError - incompatible version

Returns the values of attribute “att_name” of CPE Name. By default a only element in each part.

Parameters:att_name (string) – Attribute name to get
Returns:List of attribute values
Return type:list
Exception:ValueError - invalid attribute name