Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Mar 2007 17:02 UTC, submitted by Shawna McAlearney
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Starting today, I plan on posting a monthly vulnerability scorecard for common server and workstation Operating System products. I'm going to keep these scorecards pretty clean of discussion, but you can review my methodology, sources and assumptions." Note that these results speak only of fixed vulnerabilities; the author aims to include information on non-fixed problems and the time it takes to fix problems as well. You should also read this, by the way.
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Windows loses again
by abraxas on Sat 17th Mar 2007 14:25 UTC
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I think the real picture here is the ratio of severe vulnerabilities to medium and low risk vulnerabilities. RHEL comes with a lot more applications than XP SP2 or Vista, so it is expected that they will have more fixed vulnerabilities. XP has almost as many severe vulnerabilities as RHEL and it has only a fraction of the applications. XP also has a much bigger ratio of severe vulnerabilities to lower risk vulnerabilities.

Edited 2007-03-17 14:26

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