CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) is a system for identifying and cataloging cybersecurity vulnerabilities and exposures. It provides a common language and standard for identifying and tracking cybersecurity vulnerabilities and exposures, allowing security researchers, vendors, and users to share information and collaborate on solutions.
The CVE system is maintained by the non-profit organization, MITRE, and is used by a wide range of organizations, including software vendors, government agencies, and security researchers.
Each CVE entry contains a description of a specific vulnerability or exposure, including information such as the affected software or hardware, the severity of the vulnerability, and the methods of exploitation. The CVE system also provides a unique identifier for each vulnerability, making it easier to track and reference specific vulnerabilities and exposures.
CVE is an important tool for organizations to use in order to stay informed about cybersecurity threats and to help prioritize their security efforts. By providing a centralized repository of information about known vulnerabilities, organizations can more effectively protect their systems and data from attack.