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A simple Java command-line utility to mirror the CVE XML and JSON data from NIST.
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NIST Data Mirror

A simple Java command-line utility to mirror the NVD (CPE/CVE XML and JSON) data from NIST.

The intended purpose of nist-data-mirror is to be able to replicate the NIST vulnerabiity data inside a company firewall so that local (faster) access to NIST data can be achieved.

nist-data-mirror does not rely on any third-party dependencies, only the Java SE core libraries. It can be used in combination with OWASP Dependency-Check in order to provide Dependency-Check a mirrored copy of NIST data.

For best results, use nist-data-mirror with cron or another scheduler to keep the mirrored data fresh.



mvn clean package


java -jar nist-data-mirror.jar <mirror-directory> [xml|json]

Omitting filetype argument will result in both filetypes being downloaded.

To use a proxy provide http.proxyHost / http.proxyPort system properties.


If you do not wish to download sources and compile yourself, pre-compiled binaries are available for use. NIST Data Mirror is also available on the Maven Central Repository.



A Dockerfile is included, and the image is available on Docker Hub as sspringett/nvdmirror. This was created to assist in debugging other issues. While the image does create an httpd instance that mirrors the NVD CVE data feeds - note that it also creates a backup for all changed files and there is currently no automatic cleanup.

$ mvn clean package
$ docker build --rm -t sspringett/nvdmirror .
$ mkdir target/docs
$ docker run -dit \
  --name mirror \
  -p 80:8080 \
  --mount type=bind,source="$(pwd)"/target/docs/,target=/usr/local/apache2/htdocs \

The httpd server will take a minute to spin up as it is mirroring the initial NVD files.

To use a proxy during build time provide the http_proxy, https_proxy and no_proxy environment variables as build arguments (e.g. --build-arg http_proxy="${http_proxy}". For the runtime you can pass the http.proxyHost and http.proxyPort values as environment variables (proxy_host, proxy_port).

The image is designed to be runned as a random non-root user and can be deployed on container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes and OpenShift.

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Copyright & License

nist-data-mirror is Copyright (c) Steve Springett. All Rights Reserved.

Dependency-Check is Copyright (c) Jeremy Long. All Rights Reserved.

Permission to modify and redistribute is granted under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license. See the [LICENSE] Apache 2.0 file for the full license.

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