To assess how exposed endpoints are, we analyze the types of products typically found on an endpoint.
For this analysis we use anonymous data gathered from scans throughout 2012 of the millions of
private computers which have the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) installed.
The total number of vulnerabilities in the Top 50 most popular programs was 1,137 in 2012, showing a 98% increase in the 5 year trend.
Most of these were rated by Secunia as either 'Highly critical' (78.8%) or 'Extremely critical' (5.3%).
The 1,137 vulnerabilities were discovered in 18 products in the Top 50 portfolio - that's 63 vulnerabilities per vulnerable product on average.
Vulnerabilities were discovered in 18 products from 8 vendors, including Windows OS.
With a 91% share, the primary attack vector in the Top 50 portfolio was Remote Network.
Read more in the Secunia Vulnerability Review 2013. Download it here.