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What Is CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures)?

CVE is a dictionary of publicly known security vulnerabilities and exposures, providing a standardized identifier for each known vulnerability, aiding in the identification and tracking of security issues in software and systems.

Related terms: CWE, security testing

CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures): Examples in Context

The development team monitors the CVE database for known vulnerabilities, promptly addressing and patching any identified security issues.

During the software release process, the team cross-references the CVE database to ensure that the application is free from publicly disclosed vulnerabilities.