Vulnerabilities

Operating System, Browser, & Application Vulnerabilities

The chart below shows industry-wide vulnerabilities for operating systems, browsers, and applications since July 2006.

Industry-wide operating system, browser, and application vulnerabilities, 2H08–1H11

 Industry-wide operating system, browser, and application vulnerabilities, 2H08–1H11

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  • As the chart shows, most of the industry-wide decline in vulnerability disclosures over the past several years has been due to a decrease in application vulnerabilities, which were down 8.8 percent from 1H11.
  • Despite this decline, application vulnerabilities still accounted for 71.5 percent of all vulnerabilities disclosed in 1H11.
  • Operating system and browser vulnerability disclosures have been mostly stable for several years, accounting for 12.7 percent and 15.7 percent of all vulnerabilities disclosed in 1H11, respectively.

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