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common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Definition(s):

  A nomenclature and dictionary of security-related software flaws.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 NIST SP 800-126 Rev. 2
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 4 NIST SP 800-126 Rev. 2

  An SCAP specification that provides unique, common names for publicly known information system vulnerabilities.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128 under Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
NIST SP 800-128

  A list of entries, each containing a unique identification number, a description, and at least one public reference—for publicly known cybersecurity vulnerabilities [CVENVD]. This list feeds the National Vulnerability Database (NVD).
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 4 CVE NVD