Where or how can I find a list of only unpatched security exploits for an out-of-support operating system? I want to be sure I can inform server owners of the actual risks of staying on an obsolete OS. I can get a list of all CVEs, but I have been unable to filter for patch status.

  • Can you filter by date? It might not be an all-inclusive list then, but it's a start.
    – Iszi
    Jul 5 '16 at 19:33
  • Cve details does not let you filter by date after the end of life, if I could find a database that does it would be helpful
    – Eric
    Jul 5 '16 at 20:19

Typically, what I do is run a Vulnerability scan on the machine. That covers more than just the unpatchable exploits and can get into things like lack of support for newer protocols or newer crypto standards.

A scan will show the list of exploits specific to that machine as well as the other weaknesses that it might be subject to.

In addition, a scanner will rank the severity of the risks, which will make it easier to communicate to stakeholders.

I know that you were asking for a database before, but a scanner contains this database, and it filters it for the specific target.


CVE Details states there were 414 vulnerabilities reported with 98 patches. Be advised a service pack may have fixed many vulnerabilities so the numbers are not indicative of Windows 2003 still containing 316 vulnerabilities (414-98). This also could never include zero days, nor third party vulnerabilities (e.g., Adobe, JAVA, etc)

  • note that the question has been made more general
    – schroeder
    Jul 6 '16 at 14:24

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