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Build and Deployment -> Patch Management: Reduction of the attack surface

Risk and Opportunity

Risk: Dependencies might have Vulnerabilities, but the component or dependency is not needed.
Opportunity: Removal of not needed components or dependencies.

Exploit details

Usefullness: Medium
Required knowledge: Medium (two disciplines)
Required time: Low
Required resources (systems): Low

Additional Information

Implementation hints: Distroless
OWASP SAMM 2 Mapping: o-environment-management|B|1