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Open Sourced Vulnerability Database shuts down

Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB), a website that provides unbiased and accurate information about software vulnerabilities, has ...




Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB), a website that provides unbiased and accurate information about software vulnerabilities, has decided to shut down permanently. 

This announcement came after the lack of industry support for the maintenance of the project. OSVDB was launched in March 2004 as a project whose goal was to provide precise and unbiased information about security vulnerabilities. It was guided by the non-profit organization Open Security Foundation (OSF).

In a brief statement, Brian Martin, one of the leaders of the OSDVB project, pointed out that they won’t be coming back. “As of today, a decision has been made to shut down the Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB), and will not return. We are not looking for anyone to offer assistance at this point, and it will not be resurrected in its previous form,” Martin said in a blog post. “This was not an easy decision, and several of us struggled for well over ten years trying to make it work at great personal expense. The industry simply did not want to contribute and support such an effort,” he added.

The OSVDB blog will, however, continue to be a place for providing commentary on all things related to the vulnerability world.

Before the abrupt shut down, the site had managed to collect over 106,000 vulnerabilities in over 83,000 products from over 10,000 vendors.

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