Study Finds Most Software Vulnerabilities Have Patches Within One Day

1 - Study Finds Most Software Vulnerabilities Have Patches Within One Day
2 - More than 16,000 Vulnerabilities Reported in 2015
3 - Most Vulnerabilities Receive Patches Quickly
4 - Browser Vulnerabilities Continue to Rise
5 - Zero-Day Growth Is Flat
6 - Unpatched Vulnerabilities in PDF Readers Persist
7 - Windows 10 Already a Target
8 - Top Attack Vector Is Remote
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Study Finds Most Software Vulnerabilities Have Patches Within One Day

Although the total number of vulnerabilities continues to rise, new research finds that most are not zero-day risks.

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More than 16,000 Vulnerabilities Reported in 2015

Across the 1,484 products from 263 vendors that Secunia Research examined in 2015, there were 16,801 vulnerabilities.

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Most Vulnerabilities Receive Patches Quickly

According to the Vulnerability Review 2016, 84 percent of issues were patched the day the vulnerability was publicly disclosed.

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Browser Vulnerabilities Continue to Rise

Across the top five Web browsers—Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari--1,114 vulnerabilities were discovered in 2015.

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Zero-Day Growth Is Flat

There were 25 zero-day flaws reported across the products that the Flexera report covers, the same number as last year.

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Unpatched Vulnerabilities in PDF Readers Persist

The Adobe Reader PDF application is the most popular PDF reader on the market and also had the most vulnerabilities in 2015: 133.

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Windows 10 Already a Target

In its first year of release, Windows 10 had 256 reported vulnerabilities. In contrast, Windows 8 had 466 vulnerabilities reported in 2015.

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Top Attack Vector Is Remote

Across all the vulnerabilities analyzed in the Flexera report, 57 percent were remotely exploitable by attackers.

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