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What Is CWE?

CWE (Common Weakness Enumeration) is a list of common software security weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Related terms: CVE, security testing, SAST

CWE: Examples in Context

A cybersecurity specialist uses the CWE database to identify and prioritize security weaknesses in a web application.

A security consultant references the CWE list to categorize and address vulnerabilities discovered during a penetration test.