The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) is pleased to announce the WASC Web Application Security Statistics Project 2007. This initiative is a collaborative industry wide effort to pool together sanitized website vulnerability data and to gain a better understanding about the web application vulnerability landscape. We ascertain which classes of attacks are the most prevalent regardless of the methodology used to identify them. Industry statistics such as those compiled by Mitre CVE project provide valuable insight into the types of vulnerabilities discovered in open source and commercial applications, this project tries to be the equivalent for custom web applications
- Identify the prevalence and probability of different vulnerability classes
- Compare testing methodologies against what types of vulnerabilities they are likely to identify.
The statistics was compiled from web application security assessment projects which were made by the following companies in 2007 (in alphabetic order):
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cenzic with Hailstorm and ClickToSecure
HP Application Security Center with WebInspect
Positive Technologies with MaxPatrol
Veracode with Veracode Security Review
WhiteHat Security with WhiteHat Sentinel
There’s some pretty interestesting statistics there.
Read the full report here: