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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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The Majority Of Applications Contain Component Vulnerabilities

While these components have gone a long way toward helping organizations speed up software delivery processes and scale development, there's a huge risk that's piggybacking on these opportunities. That's because the majority of the applications that do use components include at least a few with vulnerabilities--many of which are high-severity.

Black Duck found that 67% of applications using open-source components contained known vulnerabilities in said components. On average, these applications had 27 of these component vulnerabilities, with over half of them being high-severity. These numbers can be even higher in certain types of applications. For example, one study by Veracode found that 97% of Java applications contain at least one known component vulnerability. 

Image Source: https://www.blackducksoftware.com/open-source-security-risk-analysis-2017

The Majority Of Applications Contain Component Vulnerabilities

While these components have gone a long way toward helping organizations speed up software delivery processes and scale development, there's a huge risk that's piggybacking on these opportunities. That's because the majority of the applications that do use components include at least a few with vulnerabilities--many of which are high-severity.

Black Duck found that 67% of applications using open-source components contained known vulnerabilities in said components. On average, these applications had 27 of these component vulnerabilities, with over half of them being high-severity. These numbers can be even higher in certain types of applications. For example, one study by Veracode found that 97% of Java applications contain at least one known component vulnerability.

Image Source: https://www.blackducksoftware.com/open-source-security-risk-analysis-2017

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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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