[Nikto-discuss] Help Nikto

security curmudgeon jericho at attrition.org
Sat Oct 13 17:20:51 CDT 2012

On Sat, 13 Oct 2012, Mansour Ahmadi wrote:

: 1) There is *no standard* for different vulnerabilities databases. each
: vuln database has its own categories.

The only 'standard' among most is the use of CVSS, which is a very crude 
classification system. Most VDBs do not use more than that, other than 

: 2) The *total number* of vulnerabilities is high each day ( the number of
: vulnerabilities reported in January 2012, amounts to
: 488<http://www.symantec.com/threatreport/topic.jsp?id=vulnerability_trends&aid=total_number_of_vulnerabilities>).
: so it is a cumbersome task.

OSVDB has ~ 715 for January 2012.

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