Q1 2019 Smashes Record For Most Reported Vulnerabilities in a Quarter

Q1 2019 Smashes Record For Most Reported Vulnerabilities in a Quarter
Once again, a high-proportion of the reported flaws have no current fix, according to Risk Based Security.

More security vulnerabilities were publicly disclosed in the first quarter of this year than in any previous three-month period.


Troublingly, nearly four-in-10 (38.2%) of them currently have no known fixes, according to Risk Based Security, which recently analyzed vulnerability data for the firts quarter of 2019 collected from its own proprietary search engine and from various security vulnerability-reporting sites.


The analysis showed a total of 5,501 vulnerabilities were disclosed via coordinated and uncoordinated disclosures during the first three months of this year. Nearly 38% of the vulnerabilities currently have publicly available exploits.


The total number vulnerabilities in Q1 2019 was about 1% higher than the 5,375 recorded in the same period last year, and is the highest ever in a quarter since Risk Based Security began conducting these studies. Web-related vulnerabilities as ..