US-CERT Reports 17,447 Vulnerabilities Recorded in 2020


This marks the fourth year in a row that a record number of vulnerabilities has been discovered, following 17,306 in 2019.

The US-CERT Vulnerability Database has confirmed 17,447 vulnerabilities were recorded in 2020, marking the fourth consecutive year with a record number of security flaws published.

On Dec. 15, 2020, officials reported 4,168 high-severity vulnerabilities, 10,710 medium-severity vulnerabilities, and 2,569 low-severity vulnerabilities this year. In 2019, there were 17,306 flaws published: 4,337 high-severity, 10,956 medium-severity, and 2,013 low-severity vulnerabilities.

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