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CAPEC List Version 2.6

Total Attack Patterns: 463

The Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC™) effort provides a publicly available catalog of attack patterns along with a comprehensive schema and classification taxonomy. The entire list of CAPEC entries developed to date is accessible below for review or download.


Search CAPEC

Easily find a specific attack pattern by performing a search of the CAPEC List by keywords(s) or by CAPEC-ID Number. To search by multiple keywords, separate each by a space.

Review CAPEC List

A number of review methods have been produced to help navigate the list including: by hierarchical representation, by relationships to external factors, and by relationships to specific attributes. Each of these methods provides a unique view into the CAPEC List to help you find a specific attack pattern or to show the relationships amongst different patterns.


By Hierarchical Representation (Graph)

A "graph" is a hierarchical representation of attack patterns based on a specific vantage point. The hierarchy often starts with a category, followed by a standard/meta attack pattern, and ends with a detailed attack pattern.
Title Review Download
Mechanisms of Attack View XML.zip
Domains of Attack View XML.zip

By Relationships to External Factors (Explicit Slice)

An "explicit slice" is a subset of attack patterns that are related through some external factor. Explicit slices are used to represent mappings to external groupings such as a Top-N list, as well as to express subsets of entries that are related by time or location.
Title Review Download
WASC Threat Classification 2.0 View XML.zip

By Relationships to Specific Attributes (Implicit Slice)

An "implicit slice" is a subset of attack patterns that are related through a specific attribute. For example, an implicit slice may refer to all attack patterns in draft status, or all existing meta attack patterns.
Title Review Download
Comprehensive CAPEC Dictionary View XML.zip
Meta Abstractions View XML.zip
Standard Abstractions View XML.zip
Detailed Abstractions View XML.zip
Deprecated Entries View XML.zip

Downloads

The download options below include all current CAPEC content as a PDF or in a single XML download file, and the latest CAPEC schema XSD file. See the Releases Archive below for previous versions.

CAPEC Content (All) Version 2.6 ZIP   XML
CAPEC Schema Version 2.7     XSD

Schema Documentation

The document below contains descriptions of the various elements in the official CAPEC Schema. It provides a basic understanding of the CAPEC data structures and can be used as a useful guide for developing new CAPEC entries or adding content to existing entries.

Schema Documentation Version 2.7 HTML

Release Notes

Detailed descriptions of the changes between the previous versions of the CAPEC content and schema to the current versions.

Content Difference Report Version 2.5 to Version 2.6 HTML
Schema Difference Report Version 2.6 to Version 2.7 HTML

Release Archive

Includes previous release versions of the core content downloads, schemas, schema documentation, and difference reports.

Version Archive Bundle Content Schema Documentation Difference Report
Version 2.6 ZIP XML XSD HTML Content
Version 2.5 ZIP XML XSD HTML Content
Version 2.4 ZIP XML XSD HTML Content
Version 2.3 ZIP XML XSD HTML Content | Schema
Version 2.2 ZIP XML XSD   Content
Version 2.1 ZIP XML XSD PDF Content | Schema
Version 2.0 ZIP XML XSD PDF Content | Schema
Version 1.7.1 ZIP XML XSD   Content | Schema
Version 1.7 ZIP XML XSD   Content | Schema
Version 1.6 ZIP XML XSD   Content
Version 1.5 ZIP XML XSD   Content
Version 1.4 ZIP XML XSD   Content | Schema
Version 1.3.2 ZIP   XSD   Content
Version 1.3.1   XML XSD   Content
Version 1.3 ZIP XML XSD   Content
Version 1.2 ZIP XML XSD    
Version 1.1 ZIP XML XSD    
Version 1.0 ZIP XML XSD PDF  

In addition, two other old schemas were used and have since been merged into CAPEC. They are archived below.

Taxonomy XSD (deprecated in release 1.4)
Observables XSD (deprecated in release 1.7)

Page Last Updated: July 23, 2014