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2017 Has Broken the Record for Security Vulnerabilities

Some 40% of disclosed vulns as of Q3 are rated as severe, new Risk Based Security data shows.

2017 has already broken the record for the most security vulnerabilities - and that's only as of the third quarter of this year.

There were some 16,006 vulnerabilities disclosed through September 30, which is more than all of 2016, when there were 15,832, according to new data published today by Risk Based Security. The number of bugs as of Q3 represents an increase of 38% over Q3 2016. According to Risk Based Security, that's 6,295 more security vulnerabilities than those reported in the CVE and National Vulnerability Database.

"Any security product or tool that relies on CVE/NVD is putting your organization at serious risk," said Jake Kouns, CISO for Risk Based Security.

The firm's new Q3 2017 VulnDB QuickView report shows that the number of severe vulnerabilities is still high, with nearly 40% ranked above 7.0 on the CVSSv2 score. And 31.6% of disclosed vulnerabilities this year also are being abused in public exploits.

See the full report here.

 

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