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Vulnerability trends in web servers and browsers

Published

Author(s)

M S Raunak, D. Richard Kuhn, Richard Kogut, Raghu N. Kacker

Abstract

In previous work we have looked at trends in vulnerabilities due to ordinary programming errors [2, 3]. This analysis focuses on two of the most widely used types of software in today's internet, web browsers and web servers. In addition to reports of vulnerabilities, we were able to consider market share to infer some information about the impact of vulnerabilities. The key questions we sought to address are: (1) What is the trend in vulnerabilities for these components, and the magnitude of their impact on users? (2) Are web browsers and servers becoming more secure over time as vulnerabilities are discovered and programmers become more experienced? (3) How do trends vary by vulnerability type?
Proceedings Title
HotSoS '20: Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Hot Topics in the Science of Security
Conference Dates
April 7-8, 2020
Conference Location
Lawrence, KS, US
Conference Title
Hot Topics in the Science of Security 2020

Keywords

datasets, neural networks, gaze detection, text tagging

Citation

Raunak, M. , Kuhn, D. , Kogut, R. and Kacker, R. (2020), Vulnerability trends in web servers and browsers, HotSoS '20: Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Hot Topics in the Science of Security, Lawrence, KS, US, [online], https://doi.org/10.1145/3384217.3384227 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created September 21, 2020, Updated April 18, 2024