Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures


Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system provides a reference-method for publicly known information-security vulnerabilities and exposures.

The National Cybersecurity FFRDC, operated by the MITRE Corporation, maintains the system, with funding from the National Cyber Security Division of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Security Content Automation Protocol uses CVE, and CVE IDs are listed on MITRE Corporation's system[2] as well as in the US National Vulnerability Database.


CVE-ID syntax is variable length and includes:
CVE prefix + Year + Arbitrary Digits
Note: Year maybe more than 4 digits to accomodate years beyond 9999.

Searching for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures#

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures The Mitre CVE database can be searched at the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures List Master Copy

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