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Re: Report: Open Source Vulnerabilities Rampant in Popular Projects
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2020-03-13 03:05:17
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Open Source vulnerabilities rose by nearly 50 percent in 2019 over the previous year, based on a new report. Common vulnerabilities rated as high or critical severity were found in all of the most popular open source projects, according to the WhiteSource 2020 annual report, "The State of Open Source Security Vulnerabilities." The vulnerability rate is expected to continue rising. As open source usage continues to grow, so does the number of eyes focused on open source security research.

Because more are being found, does not mean more exist. Ones not found worry me more.

A lot of the vulnerabilities I have seen, one needs physical access to exploit. I find that much less worrisome.

I have noticed most vulnerabilities that would effect me personally, the attacker needs physical access to my computer. That does not worry me. I don't know if that is true for most projects, but from what I have read it is true for me.
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