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How open source security flaws pose a threat to organizations
A majority of the open source codebases found in commercial applications analyzed by Synopsys contained security vulnerabilities.
Applications that use open source code offer a host of benefits, including transparency, flexibility, cost effectiveness and community support. But how do such products fare on security? Though the community-based approach toward open source means that security flaws should be identified quickly, patching those flaws and applying the patches is another matter.