CVE is a glossary of terminologies for common threats, scams and malware we usually encounter in our digital lives everyday.
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) is a glossary database of technical terminology for cybersecurity defense specialists. But if you take your privacy seriously, you can do well by learning about these terms as well.

What is CVE?

CVE is publicly available and it holds all the common vulnerabilities and exposures which had or could pose a serious threat to your cyber-safety. This database holds all the terminologies which the hacker use to hack into your devices. This database can be accessed through their website.

Whenever a threat or exposure is identified, the CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) assigns a unique number to it and saves it in its database. Thus, you can browse different vulnerabilities and threats with a specific number. You can report a security threat or exposure to CNA, and it’ll assign a unique entry number to it if it finds it as a new and potential threat. 

If you are wondering how to identify which vulnerability is more severe than others, the National Vulnerability Database indexes each vulnerability according to its severity and assigns a number on a scale of 0-10. This indicates how severe vulnerability is.

CVE Entry Status

CVE entries are assigned different statuses at a given moment. These statuses can be:

  • Reserved: Shows that the entry is in use of CNA but its details haven’t been added to the system.
  • Disputed: Shows that there is a dispute among two parties dealing with it.
  • Reject: Shows that the entry is rejected. 

Why do you need to know about CVE?

Organizations need to know about CVE so they can identify various security flaws and prepare their security system against it.

CVE information is used widely by cybersecurity specialists, organizations and other circles. By knowing about these terminologies, you can not only better understand your issue but also describe it better.