EC fails survey audit running KeePass and Apache

Jul

23

2016

The European Commission has announced to carry out an audit of the source code of two open source programs, taking vulnerabilities being sought. It involves the KeePass password manager and web server software Apache.

The choice of these two programs is the result of a survey, which was completed by 3282 people. It was held under the FOSSA- project , which will ensure that users can rely on common software, the European Union before. The audits are part of a pilot program.

The survey is between 17 June and 8 July held on the basis of a European Commission pre-selection. In addition, Apache and KeePass emerged as the winners, respectively by 23.1 percent and 18.7 percent of the vote. The video software VLC came in third place correctly and thus fell outside the boat.

The audit is conducted in collaboration with the teams behind the open source projects and they will be informed of the vulnerabilities found. One of the originators of the project is FOSSA MEP Julia Reda. She writes that a request was made ​​to extend the project by two to three years.

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