Study shows admins are doing a terrible job of patching servers


Open source has taken over the server side of things, but admins are doing a terrible job of keeping the software patched and up to date.

Black Duck Software, a developer of auditing software for open-source security, has released its annual Open Source Security and Risk Analysis, which finds enterprise open source to be full of security vulnerabilities and compliance issues.

According to the study, open-source components were found in 96% of the applications the company scanned last year, with an average of 257 instances of open source code in each application.

The average percentage of codebase that was open source rose to 57%, compared to just 36% the previous year, quite an increase in one year. Many applications now contain more open source code than proprietary code.

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