CVE identifier

A Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) identifier is a unique number assigned to publicly known software vulnerabilities. It follows the format:

CVE + year + at least 4 sequence number digits

Vendors and researchers alike consider CVE identifiers as standard for identifying vulnerabilities. For example, CVE-2014-0160 is the CVE ID for the vulnerability commonly known as Heartbleed.

Synonyms: CVE names, CVE IDs, CVE numbers, CVEs, vulnerability identifier

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