With 2016 finally over, we can analyze the products with most vulnerabilities, and the Android takes the crown, according to the security researchers.
This statistic is based on the number of vulnerabilities reported by security researchers in the past year, bugs which have received a CVE identifier.
Android is 2016’s most vulnerable product
According to CVE Details, a website that aggregates historical data on security bugs that have received a CVE identifier, during 2016, security researchers have discovered and reported 523 security bugs in Google’s Android.
Second place in this ranking went to Debian Linux with 319 vulnerabilities, while third place went to Ubuntu Linux with 278 CVEs.
The rest of the top 10 is made up by Adobe Flash Player (266 bugs), openSUSE Leap (259 bugs), openSUSE (228 bugs), Adobe Acrobat DC (227 bugs), Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (227 bugs), Adobe Acrobat (224 bugs), and the Linux Kernel (216 bugs).
In 2015, Mac OS X was the most vulnerable, which came only eleventh this year, with 215 security bugs, compared to last year, when researchers found 444 bugs in Apple’s main OS.
Most vulnerable products is the Past
- Apple Mac OS X in 2015 (444 bugs)
- Internet Explorer in 2014 (243 bugs)
- The Linux Kernel in 2013 (189 bugs)
- Google Chrome in 2012 (249 bugs)
- Google Chrome in 2011 (266 bugs)
- Google Chrome in 2010 (152 bugs)
- Mozilla Firefox in 2009 (126 bugs)
- Mozilla Firefox/Apple OS X in 2008 (96 bugs)
- PHP in 2007 (114 bugs)
- Apple OS X in 2006 (106 bugs)
- Linux Kernel in 2005 (133 bugs)
- Internet Explorer in 2004 (59 bugs)
- Solaris OS in 2003 (44 bugs)
- Internet Explorer in 2002 (54 bugs)
- RedHat Linux in 2001 (47 bugs)
- RedHat Linux again in 2000 (47 bugs)
- Windows NT in 1999 (64 bugs)