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Can anyone give me a heads up on the difference between a "CVE vulnerability" and a "CWE vulnerability", with some practical examples? Are CVE's stuff like Nessus checks for and CWE those found during manual security reviews?
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Common Weakness Enumeration is a list of different software weakness types: http://cwe.mitre.org/about/index.html

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures is a list of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures: http://cve.mitre.org/cve/identifiers/index.html

CWE lists the potential weaknesses, while CVE lists the actual vulnerabilities affecting them.
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