The sorry state of affairs of software components

Synopsys has released its report, “The State of Software Composition 2017,” which analyses real-world data to investigate the security of the software supply chain ­ one of the most significant challenges the software industry faces today. The report summarises the analysis of 128,782 software applications, which identified 16,868 unique versions of open source and commercial software components containing almost 10,000 unique security vulnerabilities.

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