Monthly Archives: November, 2007

OSVDB Origami Project

OSVDB is ready to create a buzz. However, instead of releasing our massive marketing department on the public, we decided to slowly start an OSVDB viral advertising project, consisting of some buzz/stealth marketing and even a little roach baiting…

Just kidding. However, we do have some exciting news to share with you. The project has been very successful over the past couple years, but it has become obvious OSVDB has some scalability issues. The current website and vulnerability management system required a massive overhaul. After some extremely hard work (many thanks d2d!) we are finally ready to launch OSVDB 2.0.

While we are still working through the final details to ensure a smooth transition and to minimize impact as we move to the OSVDB 2.0 system, here are some things to look forward to:

  • Faster interface for mangling and updating vulnerabilities
  • Fully integrated portal that allows wiki style updates & editing for each field � Watch list functionality for custom alerting
  • Improved vendor dictionary, including new search functionality

Some things to consider if you are currently integrating with OSVDB:

  • The current XML dump will be available for several months
  • You will need to create an OSVDB account to download the database
  • The new database exports will include all vulnerabilities, not just “stable”
  • XML schema changes are on the horizon (more info to come)

If you have any questions or concerns please contact