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In the wake of my Windows Vista One Year Vulnerability Report, I have received many questions regarding the current vulnerability record of Windows Vista as compares with Windows XP SP2.
This short paper is a compilation of vulnerability data for Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP SP2 for calendar year 2007 and a brief analysis to see if any benefit is apparent for users of one OS over the other.
I found that Windows Vista offers benefit over Windows XP SP2 in the following ways for 2007:
Here is the chart breaking down the vulnerabilities by Microsoft severity ratings
Download the short paper attached to this post for full details.