That is correct, OSVDB changed their access to data and stopped allowing full downloads of the DB data.

Ryan Barnett

Lead Security Researcher, SpiderLabs



From: Ehsan Mahdavi <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:26 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: [mod-security-users] Passive Vulnerability Identification

Hi all,

For passive Vulnerability Identification (modsecurity_crs_56_pvi_checks.conf), Mod-security needs a file named vulnerabilities.txt from osvdb.

But the will no longer publish such a file ("as they said"). Does this mean that I can't have PVI checks?

P.S. I wasn't using PVI checks before, so I don't have any versions of the vulnerabilities.txt file.


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