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The Hidden Dangers of Component Vulnerabilities

Dangerous flaws in open source components and dependencies lurk within most applications today.
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Components Make Up A Huge Part Of Modern Software

Today's development practices continue to evolve toward the fast iterations of smaller builds. Developers are using approaches like microservices to chunk out monolithic applications into a sum of more rational and reusable mix-and-match elements.

In many instances those elements are open-source components. According to a study out this week from Black Duck  that examined data from more than 1,000 enterprise applications, 96% of applications scanned contained open-source components. Not only are they present in most software today, but they make up a large percentage of that software's code base. According to some estimates, 80% of the average application today is made up of these components.

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Components Make Up A Huge Part Of Modern Software

Today's development practices continue to evolve toward the fast iterations of smaller builds. Developers are using approaches like microservices to chunk out monolithic applications into a sum of more rational and reusable mix-and-match elements.

In many instances those elements are open-source components. According to a study out this week from Black Duck that examined data from more than 1,000 enterprise applications, 96% of applications scanned contained open-source components. Not only are they present in most software today, but they make up a large percentage of that software's code base. According to some estimates, 80% of the average application today is made up of these components.

Image Source: https://www.sonatype.com/2017survey

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4/26/2017 | 3:04:03 AM
The Hidden Dangers of Component Vulnerabilities
It's a very large attack surface for applications today and one which has increased chances of security headaches.anyways nice article worth reading thanks for sharing brief info
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