2 October 2002

Microsoft

Since I’ve just spent a while updating three Windows machines with this week’s half a dozen security and antivirus updates, here are some statistics I found interesting.

Product Critical security holes to date
Internet Explorer 68
IIS 56
Windows NT 4 WS 48
Windows NT 4 Server 41
Windows NT 4 Terminal Server Edition 40
Windows NT 4 Server Enterprise Edition 36
Windows 2000 Professional 34
Windows 2000 Server 31
Windows 2000 Advanced Server 31
SQL Server 28
Windows 98 26
Exchange Server 25
Windows 95 16
Windows 98SE 15
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server 11
Windows ME 10
Windows 2000 9
MSDE 8
Windows Media Player 8
Windows XP Professional 7
Site Server 7
Commerce Server 6
Windows XP Home 6
Site Server Commerce 6
Visual Studio 3
Systems Management Server 3
Index Server 3
Visual Basic 2
ISA Server 1
Content Server 1

Another interesting statistic: Microsoft is trying to reduce the number of security bulletins it has to issue by bundling multiple products’ vulnerabilities into a single bulletin. Each security bulletin now covers an average of 2.5 products.

Number of Outlook-specific viruses and worms: 274.

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