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

Risk and Opportunity

Risk: Components, dependencies, files or file access rights might have vulnerabilities, but the they are not needed.
Opportunity: Removal of not needed components, dependencies, files or file access rights. For container images the usage of distroless images is recommended.

Exploit details

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

Additional Information

Implementation hints:
OWASP SAMM 2 Mapping: o-environment-management|B|1
ISO27001:2017 Controls Mapping: