Public Vulnerability Database Resources


List of Vulnerability Databases

There are a number of vulnerability databases out there. Here’s a list of some/most of the main ones.

Vulnerability Database Use Cases

Here are some use cases for the various databases.

  1. Find details on a particular issue you’ve discovered using a tool

  2. Search for products you have and see how they’re vulnerable

  3. Gain a general awareness of how insecure most products are that we use

  4. Find issues in products that you’re performing authorized security testing for

  5. Satisfy curiosity


  1. Some of these are for different types of security information, i.e. not technically vulnerabilities, but it’s good to have them all in one place regardless of those differences.

  2. There are a number of other databases out there that are not open to the public, and I have not included them for this reason.

  3. Let me know if you think I should add any other databases.

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