Hacking the Security Footprint of Open Source Dependencies

  • Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 10:30AM EST (30 Sep 2020 14:30 UTC)
  • Speaker: Liran Tal

Live Hacking Session

Leveraging open source modules is a common way for developers to deliver complex functionality quickly. However, they also represent an undeniable and massive risk. You're introducing someone else's code into your system, often with little or no scrutiny. The wrong package can introduce severe vulnerabilities into your application, exposing your application and your user's data. 'In this session we will further explore the security posture of open source maintainers and deep characteristics of application dependencies across language ecosystems, with stories from the Node.js and npm ecosystem.

This talk will use a sample application, Goof, which uses various vulnerable dependencies, which we will exploit as an attacker would. For each issue, we'll explain why it happened, show its impact, and ' most importantly ' see how to avoid or fix it.