For year-end 2007, we have compiled the Top 5 Most Overlooked Open Source Vulnerabilities encountered during 2007. We came up with this list after reviewing over 300 million lines of code and spending literally thousands of hours of analysis across a wide range of industries - including technology, financial services and government, among others.
So what do we mean by "Most Overlooked"? Well first, we mean that these are known vulnerabilities with a high-severity, Common Vulnerability and Exposure, (CVE) ranking found within open source projects that appear in code audits we perform. Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, these vulnerabilities were found throughout 2007 in some of the most frequently used open source projects that customers did not realize they had.