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CVE: Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

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A CVE (common vulnerabilities and exposures) refers to a vulnerability that is publicly known and available in the CVE List. Vulnerabilities are marked with a severity score (CVSS).

Azul Vulnerability Detection records information about each JVM instance. When a new CVE is discovered, you can look back over recorded information to see where the vulnerable component is used and/or present.

CVEs affect Java applications in two ways:

  • CVEs in the Java runtime, which can be addressed by upgrading your instance of the Core/Prime JVM. This is most often done by a system or application administrator.

  • CVEs in Java libraries, which can be addressed by upgrading the library within the application. This is most often done by an application developer.