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Backslash Weakness Database Unveiled

Backslash Team


January 30, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Backslash Weaknesses Database, an initiative designed to elevate awareness about the persisting relevance of vulnerabilities.

In the fast-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, it's crucial to stay vigilant, and our database is here to shed light on CWE (Common Weakness Enumeration) trends. This repository serves as a single pane of glass, providing a comprehensive view of all CWEs. Our goal is to help security professionals and development teams better understand and prepare for evolving threats.

Why Backslash Weakness Database?

Despite advancements in security practices, certain vulnerabilities continue to pose threats. The Backslash Weaknesses Database aims to empower security professionals with a more comprehensive understanding of prevailing trends and enhance their preparedness in the face of potential threats. 

Our motivation stems from a desire to dispel the misconception that specific vulnerabilities, such as SQL injections, have become obsolete. Contrary to popular belief, these vulnerabilities remain relevant, and our database serves as a testament to their enduring significance (Read more). 

Our goal is to provide security teams with the knowledge necessary to fortify their defenses against both longstanding and emerging vulnerabilities. By recognizing the ongoing relevance of specific vulnerabilities and presenting a holistic view of CWE trends, we hope to foster a proactive approach to cybersecurity.

Key Features:

Top Stubborn CWEs: Explore the recurring vulnerabilities recognized by MITRE, gaining insights into the most prevalent weaknesses that persist over time. 

Detailed Information: Each CWE is accompanied by a detailed description, best practices for prevention, language-wise distribution, recently published CVEs, and data from GHSA.

Learn More:

For an in-depth exploration of the CWE trends and the rationale behind the Backslash Weaknesses Database, check out our blog here.

We owe a debt of gratitude to NVD, Github Security Advisory, and MITRE for their invaluable contributions to making this data accessible. We invite you to explore the Backslash Weakness Database.