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A Quarter of the Most Vulnerable Software Applications Are Security Products

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A report released today on the software products with the most security flaws in the past three months reveals that almost a quarter of all entries on the monthly Top 20 list were various types of security products.

The report, released by Flexera Software (formerly Secunia), is based on the Flexera Top 20, a list of software products for which security flaws came to light during a calendar month.

According to Flexera, the Top 20 list for the months of August, September, and October included 46 software products that totaled 2,162 vulnerabilities.

The company with the most vulnerable products during this three-month period was IBM, while the most vulnerable product was the Avant Browser.

11 of the 46 apps (23.91%) that found their way on the Top 20 list were security products, from vendors such as AlienVault, IBM, Juniper, McAfee, Palo Alto, and Splunk.

Most flaws were in third-party libraries, not the apps themselves

In most cases, the security flaws didn't affect the...(continued)

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