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Vulnerability Report: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

This vulnerability report for Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition contains a complete overview of all Secunia advisories affecting it. You can use this vulnerability report to ensure that you are aware of all vulnerabilities, both patched and unpatched, affecting this product allowing you to take the necessary precautions.

If you have information about a new or an existing vulnerability in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition then you are more than welcome to contact us.


Table of Contents

1. Product Summary Only

2. Secunia Advisory Statistics (All time)
2.1. Statistics for 2014
2.2. Statistics for 2013
2.3. Statistics for 2012
2.4. Statistics for 2011
2.5. Statistics for 2010
2.6. Statistics for 2009
2.7. Statistics for 2008
2.8. Statistics for 2007
2.9. Statistics for 2006
2.10. Statistics for 2005
2.11. Statistics for 2004
2.12. Statistics for 2003

3. List of Secunia Advisories (All time)
3.1. List for 2014
3.2. List for 2013
3.3. List for 2012
3.4. List for 2011
3.5. List for 2010
3.6. List for 2009
3.7. List for 2008
3.8. List for 2007
3.9. List for 2006
3.10. List for 2005
3.11. List for 2004
3.12. List for 2003

4. Send Feedback
 
Vendor, Links, and Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Vendor Microsoft

Product Link N/A

Affected By 417 Secunia advisories
635 Vulnerabilities

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Unpatched 10% (40 of 417 Secunia advisories)

Most Critical Unpatched
The most severe unpatched Secunia advisory affecting Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, with all vendor patches applied, is rated Highly critical .




Secunia Advisory Statistics (2010)

Statistics based on Secunia advisories released in 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: The statistics provided should NOT be used to compare the overall security of products against one another. It is IMPORTANT to understand what the below comments mean when using the statistics, especially when using the statistics to compare the vulnerability aspects of different products.

Secunia advisories often cover multiple vulnerabilities. Consequently, the number of advisories issued for a product does not always reflect the number of security issues that have been disclosed. For instance, in 2006 Secunia issued more than 5,000 advisories covering more than 9,000 vulnerabilities. This is counted AFTER removing duplicates generated by Linux distributions, issues in beta software, and what Secunia considers non-issues and fake issues that our competitors and other security vendors often write about.

It should also be noted that some operating systems (e.g. certain Linux distributions) bundle together a large number of software packages, and are therefore affected by vulnerabilities, which do not affect other operating systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows) that don't bundle together a similar amount of software packages.

Additionally, the number of unpatched vulnerabilities for a product may be affected by the fact that certain products (product bundles) consist mostly or solely of third party software (such as Linux distributions). Secunia tracks the number of issues fixed by the product vendor and not the issues reported in the third party software; this affects the statistics looking at unpatched issues A direct and fair comparison of unpatched issues for e.g. Microsoft Windows and Linux distributions is therefore NOT possible using the aggregated Secunia statistics. Such a comparison can only be made by tracking the upstream third party software included in Linux distributions and combining this with Linux distributions' own patches before comparing this with the aggregated statistics for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Factors such as vendor response times and ability to properly fix vulnerabilities should also be considered when comparing products. Writing 100% secure code is virtually impossible, hence the vendor's responsiveness, willingness, and ability to provide quality patches to all its customers in a fast a reliable way is at least as important as the sheer number of vulnerabilities when considering the security of a product.

Please read the text associated with each graph to interpret the graph correctly.


Month by Month
The "Month by Month" graph below shows the number of issued Secunia advisories affecting Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition on a month-by-month basis.

This can be used to see how many Secunia advisories are being reported in this product.



Use This Graph On Your Website:
http://secunia.com/advisories/graph/?type=adv&prod=16&period=2010


Solution Status
The "Solution Status" pie graph below shows the percentages of "Unpatched", "Vendor Patched", "Vendor Workaround" and "Partial Fixed" Secunia advisories affecting Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

This can be used to get a quick overview of how many unresolved issues this product has.



Use This Graph On Your Website:
http://secunia.com/advisories/graph/?type=sol&period=2010&prod=16


Criticality
The "Criticality" pie graph below shows the percentages of "Extremely", "Highly", "Moderately", "Less", and "Not" critical Secunia advisories affecting Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

This can be used to get a quick overview of how severe the issued Secunia advisories that affect this product have been.



Use This Graph On Your Website:
http://secunia.com/advisories/graph/?type=cri&period=2010&prod=16


Where
The "Where" pie graph below shows the percentages of "From remote", "From local network", and "Local system" Secunia advisories affecting Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

This can be used to compare the attack vectors of the Secunia advisories that have been issued for this product.



Use This Graph On Your Website:
http://secunia.com/advisories/graph/?type=fro&period=2010&prod=16


Impact
The "Impact" pie graph below shows the percentages of all Secunia Impact categories based on Secunia advisories affecting Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

This can be used to see if this product seems to have a problem with specific types of vulnerabilities.



Use This Graph On Your Website:
http://secunia.com/advisories/graph/?type=imp&period=2010&prod=16

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Subject: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 
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arbortender RE: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Member 18th Jan, 2014 21:16
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Last edited on 18th Jan, 2014 21:16
I have a PSI alert this morning for MS14-002: Vulnerability in Windows kernel could allow elevation of privilege: January 14, 2014. Secunia detail is: Microsoft Windows LRPC Client Buffer Overflow Vulnerability. Windows update doesn't find it. Leave it dangle in Secunia, or some other approach?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Handling Contributor 18th Jan, 2014 22:47
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Since installing the patch have you rebooted & completed a full PSI rescan?

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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
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arbortender RE: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Member 19th Jan, 2014 01:14
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I don't think I've installed the patch, per my post?...but will reboot all now & scan again. Perhaps it's installed indeed.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Handling Contributor 19th Jan, 2014 02:48
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A patch was made available last Tuesday - the details are here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2914368



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arbortender RE: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Member 19th Jan, 2014 20:47
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A manual re-scan did solve that. Apparently windows update did its thing last week when the update came out. I rebooted the system & re-ran PSI scan & that update disappeared. It's not clear to me why PSI did not automatically recognize that...doesn't it usually?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Handling Contributor 19th Jan, 2014 22:20
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No it does not - this refers

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

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johnh RE: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Member 17th Apr, 2014 18:03
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Now that XP is no longer supported by MS, I have a PC that can not be upgraded. Is there a way for Secunia to ignore the XP End Of Life so that there is no false positive for the scan results?
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