The number is significantly higher than in 2013 and continues the ascending trend over the past few years.
24% of these vulnerabilities are rated as high severity.
The NVD provides a comprehensive list of software security vulnerabilities.
In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.
Some of the questions asked are: – What are the latest vulnerability trends?
This data is important because the products which are on top get the most frequent security updates.
To maintain an IT infrastructure secure, sysadmins need to continually monitor these operating systems and applications for the latest updates and ensure they are always fully patched.
7,038 new security vulnerabilities were added to the NVD database in 2014.This means an average of 19 new vulnerabilities per day.Are we seeing an increase or a decrease in the number of vulnerabilities?– What percentage of these vulnerabilities are rated as critical? high security impact – like allowing remote code execution – and thus easy to exploit) – In which areas do we see the most vulnerabilities?Are operating systems, third-party applications or network devices such as routers, switches, access points or printers most at risk?– Which operating systems and applications are listed with most vulnerabilities?