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Open Source Vulnerabilities Increase in 2018

A new report by Synopsys indicates that open source security vulnerabilities are on the rise, putting companies that increasingly make use of such solutions at risk. In 2018, 7,000 open source vulnerabilities were identified, bringing the total of flaws found in the past twenty years to over 50,000.

The research found that the average codebase contains over 298 open source components, and in 60% of cases at least one of those components is vulnerable to attack. Why not all those flaws pose a significant threat to the organization, 40% of codebases are affected by a flaw with a high level of risk. The report also shows that companies have a hard time squashing old, well-known bugs, since 40% of codebases contain a flaw that has been known for over ten years.

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