Microsoft readies vulnerability forecast

Microsoft will debut vulnerability predictions tomorrow when it issues 11 security updates for Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. Announced more than two months ago, the "Exploitability Index" will be added to the bulletins that accompany each update. Microsoft's security experts will rate each vulnerability using a three-step ranking, in descending order of severity: “consistent exploit code […]

Microsoft will debut vulnerability predictions tomorrow when it issues 11 security updates for Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. Announced more than two months ago, the "Exploitability Index" will be added to the bulletins that accompany each update. Microsoft's security experts will rate each vulnerability using a three-step ranking, in descending order of severity: “consistent exploit code likely, inconsistent exploit code likely, functioning exploit code unlikely”.

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