1Number of Vulnerabilities Grows in 1Q18 but So Does Pace of Disclosure
The first quarter of 2018 was not a great start to the year in terms of the total number of reported security vulnerabilities. Risk Based Security released its first-quarter 2018 Vulnerability QuickView Report on May 15, detailing the state of vulnerabilities thus far in 2018. For the first quarter, Risk Based Security’s VulnDB team reported 5,375 vulnerabilities, which is a 1.8 percent year-over-year increase. Looking at the disclosed vulnerabilities, 67 percent were due to insufficient or improper input validation. On a positive note, 74.3 percent of the vulnerabilities reported in the first quarter have a documented solution. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the highlights of the Vulnerability QuickView report for the first quarter of 2018.
2All-Time High for Vulnerabilities
3Many Vulnerabilities Benefit From Coordinated Disclosure
4Software Integrity at Risk
5Many Vulnerabilities Are Remotely Exploitable
6Not All Vulnerabilities Have Public Exploits
7Input Validation Is the Leading Attack Type
8Most Vulnerabilities Have Fixes
The majority of vulnerabilities published in 1Q18 have either patches or software upgrades available.