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