OASIS is pleased to announce that Common Security Advisory Framework Version 2.0 from the OASIS Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) TC [1] has been approved as an OASIS Committee Specification. This is the second publication of CSAF v2.0 as a Committee Specification.

The Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) is a language to exchange Security Advisories formulated in JSON. CSAF v2.0 is the definitive reference for the language which supports creation, update, and interoperable exchange of security advisories as structured information on products, vulnerabilities and the status of impact and remediation among interested parties.

This Committee Specification is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

The documents and related files are available here:

Common Security Advisory Framework Version 2.0
Committee Specification 02
29 June 2022

Editable source (Authoritative):
JSON schemas:
– Aggregator: https://docs.oasis-open.org/csaf/csaf/v2.0/cs02/schemas/aggregator_json_schema.json
– CSAF: https://docs.oasis-open.org/csaf/csaf/v2.0/cs02/schemas/csaf_json_schema.json
– Provider: https://docs.oasis-open.org/csaf/csaf/v2.0/cs02/schemas/provider_json_schema.json
The changes since the previous publication are marked in:

Distribution ZIP file
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Members of the CSAF TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

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