IBM: Vulnerabilities surge in first half, majority remain unpatched

Disclosed vulnerabilities surged in the first half of the year with more than 55 percent of them unpatched, according to new report from Big Blue.

Disclosed vulnerabilities surged in the first half of the year and more than 55 percent of them remained unpatched, according to a report from IBM.

Big Blue's X-Force report found the following:

  • 4,396 new vulnerabilities were documented in the first half, up 36 percent from a year ago.
  • 55 percent of those vulnerabilities had no vendor-supplied patch.
  • Web application vulnerabilities were the biggest threat and accounted for 55 percent of all disclosures.
  • Hidden attacks via JavaScript are surging and PDF exploits surge.
  • Read more of "IBM: Vulnerabilities surge in first half, but majority remained unpatched" at ZDNet.com.

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