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71 Percent of Applications Use Components With Severe or Critical Security Flaws

Security Week

Published: April 30, 2013 08:00

A significant portion of software is assembled using open source components and frameworks downloaded from public repositories, according to a software development survey.

At least 80 percent of modern software being developed can be traced back to open source components and publicly available frameworks, Sonatype said in its annual Open Source Development Survey released Tuesday. Around 76 percent of respondents in the survey said they have no control over what components get used in software development projects.

Not only do organizations have proper controls or processes in place to govern how these open source objects are used, nearly 65 percent of respondents said they don't maintain an inventory of components that are currently in use in production applications.

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