Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

CVE ID Common Vulnerability and Exposures identification

An ID that is assigned to a vulnerability. It can be used as a vulnerability cross-reference. When we publish a vulnerability without a CVE ID, it may take several days or weeks for the name to be assigned. During that time the field will read: CVE-MAP-NOMATCH.