[ISN] OSVDB Post Go-Live Update, 3000 Stable Entries
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Wed Jun 2 04:43:46 EDT 2004
Forwarded from: jkouns at opensecurityfoundation.org
Post Go-Live Update
3000 Stable Entries
We have had an overwhelming positive response since the go-live of the
Open Source Vulnerability Database project, and would like to thank
everyone that has supported OSVDB. In the two months, we've gotten
many new volunteers and have over fifty active data manglers. Thanks
to their dedication and hard work, we have made great progress
updating the database content, and have 3000 vulnerabilities in the
As well as the database content, we have achieved a project milestone
to help support the growth and adoption of OSVDB. In addition to the
RSS feed (http://www.osvdb.org/backend/rss.php) of daily "stable"
vulnerabilities, the entire database is now available in XML format.
Custom scripts are available to load the data into PostgreSQL, MySQL
and Microsoft Access databases. Any feedback on the XML format or
scripts is greatly appreciated.
Also on the new feature list is the OSVDB XML-RPC server. This had
been requested by numerous security tools to help the active
integration with and usage of OSVDB. We have developed our own library
of procedure calls to be used as a means of retrieving data via
XML-RPC. This library may be utilized to search and display data
contained in the OSVDB database. More information can be found at:
http://www.osvdb.org/xmlrpc-server-client-documentation.php. We want
to send special thanks to Brandon for all of his hard work and making
this big step for OSVDB possible!
Since the OSVDB go-live, the development team has been inundated with
requests for bug fixes, enhancements and major functionality changes.
They previously posted a request for new developers, and are still
seeking additional help. If interested, please email Forrest (fbr at
We have had many people contact us and offer support for the project.
We are currently determining our long-term hosting strategy, and
appreciate the many offers of mirror space. When we have a clear
strategy defined, we will be reviewing and evaluating all of the
offers. Most notable of the support offers, we'd like to thank
Churchill & Harriman (http://www.chus.com/), who became our first
financial sponsor. We appreciate their support to help ensure the
long-term success of OSVDB, and hope others will follow their lead.
OSVDB continues to aggressively update the content of the database, as
well as strive to complete the objectives we have previously outlined.
We will also continue to update the community as major accomplishments
are achieved. As always, please feel free to contact us with ideas,
questions or feedback.
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