July 20, 2024

Maltego NIST NVD Transform

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  1. Maltego CE (Community Edition) or Maltego XL installed.
  2. Access to the NIST NVD transform from the Maltego Transform Hub.
  3. (Optional) NIST NVD API access (to obtain an API key, if needed).

Step 1: Download the NIST NVD Transform from the Transform Hub

Before you can use the NIST NVD Maltego transform, you need to download it from the Maltego Transform Hub:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Go to the “Apps” tab on the left sidebar.
  3. In the “Transform Hub” section, search for “NIST NVD” or the specific transform package provided by NIST.
  4. Click on it, then click “Download” or “Install.”

Step 2: Set Up Your NIST NVD Transform

After downloading the transform, you can set it up:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. In the “Manage” tab, click on “Transforms Manager.”
  3. Find the NIST NVD transform you downloaded and click on “Settings” or “Configure.”

Step 3: Configure API Access (If Required)

If you plan to use the NVD API, you may need to register for an API key on the NVD website:

  1. Go to the NIST NVD API registration page: NIST NVD API Registration.
  2. Follow the instructions on the page to obtain your API key.

Step 4: Use the NIST NVD Transform

Now that you’ve configured the transform and, if necessary, obtained your API key, you can use it to query the NIST NVD for vulnerability information:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Create a new graph or open an existing one.
  3. Right-click on an entity (e.g., a software application or a CVE identifier) in your Maltego graph.
  4. In the context menu, select “Run Transform.”
  5. Choose the NIST NVD transform from the list.
  6. Click “Run.”

The transform will query the NVD database for relevant vulnerability information and present it in your Maltego graph.

Step 5: Access NIST NVD URLs

To access the NIST NVD website and the API registration page, use the following URLs:

You can visit the NVD website for additional information on vulnerabilities and use the API registration page to obtain an API key if you haven’t already.

Step 6: Save and Export

After performing your analysis and enriching your Maltego graph with NVD data, you can save your graph and export it in various formats for reporting and sharing.

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