Welcome to the Vulnerability Review 2016
The annual Vulnerability Review by Secunia Research at Flexera Software analyzes the evolution of software security from a vulnerability perspective.
It presents global data on the prevalence of vulnerabilities and the availability of patches, to map the security threats to IT infrastructures, and also explores vulnerabilities in the 50 most popular applications on private PCs.
Find out how many vulnerabilities were discovered in the 50 most popular applications in 2015
Identifying the 50 most popular applications (the Top 50 portfolio)
The total number of vulnerabilities in the Top 50 most popular applications was 2,048 in 2015, showing a 77% increase in the 5 year trend.
Most of these were rated by Secunia Research as either 'Highly critical' (62.8%) or 'Extremely critical' (8.6%).
The 2,048 vulnerabilities were discovered in 25 products in the Top 50 portfolio.
Vulnerabilities were discovered in 25 products from 7 vendors, and includes Windows 7 OS.
With an 82% share, the primary attack vector in the Top 50 portfolio was Remote Network.
1. Please note: You may notice minor differences in numbers published in 2016 and 2015. For example, the total number of vulnerabilities in 2014 in the Top 50 portfolio was recorded as 1,348 in the Vulnerability Review 2015. In the Vulnerability Review 2016, the total number of vulnerabilities in 2014 is listed as 1,389. The fluctuations are caused by amendments to Secunia Advisories after they were first published, and after the data was compiled for the Vulnerability Review. ↩
2. All major versions of the same product are counted as a single application. The numbers used in this figure for Products are comparable, as they are reached using the same method. Consequently, the year-on-year comparison in this figure is reliable. ↩