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Custom code accounts for 93% of application vulnerabilities

25
Jul
2017

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Although third-party software libraries represent a majority of an application’s code, they account for less than seven percent of application vulnerabilities.

Typically, applications contain both custom code – the code developed by an organization – and third-party libraries. Contrast Labs analyzed 1,857 software applications, which included several thousand different open source libraries, frameworks, and modules, and found that custom code represents an average of 21 percent of an application’s code, and libraries occupy the remaining majority (79 percent) of the overall application.

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