Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, CVE, is a
public dictionary of common identifiers for publicly known information security
vulnerabilities. Each CVE identifier references one vulnerability or exposure
with a standardized format description and remediation. CVE common identifiers
allow interoperability across the industry to have a common reference point
within numerous security tools and vulnerability databases. Many security tools
will reference the CVE identifier number for quick access to the vulnerability
description, vendor patches and work around.