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Test and Verification -> Static depth for infrastructure: Test of infrastructure components for known vulnerabilities

Risk and Opportunity

Risk: Infrastructure components might have vulnerabilities.
Opportunity: Test for known vulnerabilities in infrastructure components. Often, the only way to respond to known vulnerabilities in operating system packages is to accept the risk and wait for a patch. As the patch needs to be applied fast when it is available, this activity depends on 'Usage of a maximum life for images'.

Exploit details

Usefullness: Very Low
Required knowledge: Low (one discipline)
Required time: Very High
Required resources (systems): Low

Additional Information

Dependencies: Usage of a maximum lifetime for images
Implementation hints:
OWASP SAMM 2 Mapping: v-security-testing|A|1
ISO27001:2017 Controls Mapping: