eEye launches zero day exploit tracker

Researchers at security research company eEye Digital Security have released a new vulnerability tracking tool to help security professionals cut down on exposure to zero day exploits.

The zero day tracker is billed as an "informational archive for zero day vulnerabilities". According to the site's blog, it will "help the community keep track of past and present zero-day vulnerabilities in real-time."

"This isn't a simple link repository, but instead personalised analysis information from eEye researchers," the reseachers' blog said.

"The increasing proliferation of zero-day vulnerabilities means the previous window of opportunity IT had to secure networks between the release of a software patch and an attack has been slammed shut," said Marc Maiffret, eEye's founder and CTO.

He said that more zero-day security vulnerabilities and attacks are being discovered every day and dealing with them can easily dominate an enterprise's IT efforts.

"As a result, we've been overwhelmed by requests from our customers to give them the information and time they need to protect their networks. Our Zero-Day Tracker is a direct response to this tremendous demand," said Maiffret.

The site currently lists seven active zero day vulnerabilities and 18 archived exploits. The company has long been at the forefront of research into zero day flaws. It most recently found a critical vulnerability in Adobe software that was initially reported as a denial of service vulnerability but was later found by its researchers to be exploitable by hackers allowing them to take over systems.

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