Privacy Policy


This privacy policy describes:

Website Access Information

All accesses of and are logged. The following information is recorded for each visitor to the CVE website and IP address, date and time of access, the requested URL, the referring URL (if provided by the web browser), and the browser type (if provided by the web browser).

The IP address and its associated domain name (if any) are used to determine broad demographic information. The IP address may be used to track how users navigate through the CVE website and User-entered keyword search strings are used to gauge user interest in specific types of vulnerability information. Each access of an individual CVE entry page is also used to gauge user interest.

Web log information may also be provided to limited research groups within MITRE to support research related to the World Wide Web.

The and websites do not presently use cookies. However, either may use cookies in the future to provide more detailed information regarding how users are navigating through the website, and to provide additional user functionality. MITRE will notify and users of this change as outlined in the "Notification of Privacy Changes" section.

Mailing List Subscription Information

MITRE performs due diligence to ensure that subscription information is kept confidential. In addition, all CVE-related mailing lists that are sponsored by MITRE are configured to prevent attackers from identifying the subscribers to such mailing lists.

Optional information that subscribers may provide, such as company name, location, or job function, is used to determine broad demographic information regarding the types of users of these mailing lists. Subscribers are not required to provide this information.

Provision of Information to Third Parties

MITRE will not provide any information that identifies specific individuals, e.g., email addresses or IP addresses, to any other organization, except where required by law. MITRE may provide broad demographic information to other organizations.

Due Diligence for Intrusion Detection, Prevention, and Reporting

MITRE performs due diligence to preserve the integrity of the information on the CVE website and MITRE uses various logging and tracking mechanisms to support the detection, reporting, or recovery from attempted intrusions into and MITRE reserves the right to use all available technologies without notice to protect its networks from unauthorized use, and to report attempted intrusions to the appropriate authorities.

Notification of Privacy Changes

If MITRE changes the information that is recorded on and, or changes the mechanisms by which this information is added, then MITRE will update this privacy statement and send an email notification to CVE-related mailing lists.

Page Last Updated or Reviewed: December 15, 2017