What Are Open-Source Vulnerabilities?

While open-source software drives rapid innovation, it introduces many challenges. On the one hand, it provides developers with ready-made software to add functionality to existing applications or even use it as the foundation for a new product. However, it also introduces security risks.

Open-source security has become a cornerstone of modern application security. Open-source vulnerabilities emerge when open-source software contains or creates security risks. A vulnerability may occur due to careless integration of components, lack of security functionality, poorly written code, and malicious code. Threat actors exploit open source vulnerabilities to launch various attacks, which enable them to abuse resources, steal data, and damage systems.

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