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Why you need to perform open source due diligence in an M&A transaction

Most companies involved with technology M&A understand the importance of open source risks in software. Today’s software contains significant amounts of open source, on average more than 50%, according to a 2018 Synopsys study. Consequently, it has become the norm for acquirers to raise open source questions as part of technical and legal due diligence. […]

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Posted in Featured, Legal, Open Source Security

 

Webinar: Effective policies for managing and releasing open source software

The use of open source has surpassed the occasional and solidified itself as the standard. In fact, the Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis found that 96% of the applications we scanned last year contained open source components. It’s increasingly difficult to properly manage open source in an organization to ensure […]

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Posted in Legal, Open Source Security, Webinar

 

CVE-2018-11776 and why you need Black Duck Security Advisories

In August I wrote about a new Apache Struts vulnerability that affected Struts 2.3 and Struts 2.5. Apache Struts, an open source framework for developing web applications, is widely used by enterprises worldwide, including (at least at one point in time) the Equifax credit reporting agency. When Equifax did not identify and patch a vulnerable version of […]

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Posted in Open Source Security

 

Open season on open source, Infinite Campus limited by DDoS, and Mojave’s a bad apple

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? It’s open season on enterprise open source, the Infinite Campus DDoS attack takes the company to its limits, and a Mojave zero-day vulnerability makes that […]

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Posted in Open Source Security, Weekly Security Mashup

 

Open source security risk: Managing the threat in mergers and acquisitions

I have blogged before about the pervasiveness of open source in applications today. Synopsys and other organizations have been tracking its growth for years, particularly as it relates to the amount of open source code we find in the applications we scan. Our Black Duck On-Demand Audit team scans thousands of applications every year, mostly […]

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Posted in Open Source Security, Software Composition Analysis

 

Securing containers at scale

Open source is the foundation of most modern applications. However, left untracked, open source can put containerized applications at risk of known vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed and CVE-2017-5638 found in Apache Struts. Tracking open source can be difficult in containerized production environments, which pose new challenges to application security. Organizations need visibility into the open […]

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Posted in Containers, Open Source Security, Software Composition Analysis

 

Struts flaw, SAST, IAST, DAST & RASP primer, hacking planes, ATMs, and water heaters

We wind up the month of August with stories on the latest Apache Struts hack—bad news, if you remember Equifax—and what you need to do now to protect yourself. Plus news on plane, ATM, and even water heater hacks, and a primer on what to look for in SAST, DAST, IAST, and RASP tools. Stay […]

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Posted in Open Source Security

 

A test hack, don’t let Ghostscript haunt you, and a helpful hacker

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup. What’s in this week’s Security Mashup, you ask? Not a real hack, but maybe a test hack, don’t let Ghostscript haunt you, and a helpful hacker. Watch this week’s episode below: Why the […]

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Posted in Data Breach, Open Source Security, Weekly Security Mashup

 

CVE-2018-11776—The latest Apache Struts vulnerability

About a week ago, a security researcher disclosed a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Apache Struts web application framework that could allow remote attackers to run malicious code on the affected servers. The vulnerability (CVE-2018-11776) affects all supported versions of Struts 2 and was patched by the Apache Software Foundation on Aug. 22. Users of […]

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Posted in Data Breach, Open Source Security, Software Composition Analysis

 

The Apache Software Foundation can take a joke, but not when it comes to licensing

The Apache Software Foundation’s legal group is an interesting microcosm in which to study open source license issues. Generally, what the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) deems good is good for companies looking to consume open source, and what’s not is not. So their open discussions are useful to monitor if you want to keep tabs […]

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Posted in Legal, Open Source Security