Author Archives: Brian Fox

About Brian Fox

Vice President of Engineering, Sonatype Inc.

Two AppSec Questions Always Asked


July 24, 2014 By
Brian Fox
CLM Dashboard

While Repository Health Checks are valuable, we just released something even better: the CLM 1.11 Dashboard. First of all, it helps you answer the first two critical open source vulnerability questions: did we ever use that and where is it? And, you can find out the answers to those questions in about three seconds.

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4 Open Source Components You Need to Update Right Now


May 7, 2014 By
Brian Fox
Component Vulnerability Stats

Heartbleed has put the security community on notice: it is time to take a harder look at the security status of open source components and frameworks. After doing a little industry research on downloads from the (Maven) Central Repository, I’m sitting here with my jaw hanging open. Over 46 million Java-based open source components containing known vulnerabilities were downloaded from the Central Repository in 2013*.

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Code Snippet Scanning: Is it Really Needed Anymore?


April 4, 2014 By
Brian Fox
Code Snippet

Code snippet scanning is a common question we get from prospects. We typically try to dig at why the prospect actually thinks they need snippet matching. We think this comes from mis-informed demand. To create conversation with the masses on this topic, I’ve shared my perspective so you have a complete picture of the risk and cost of code snippet scanning.

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Sonatype Nexus Security Advisory


January 16, 2014 By
Brian Fox
Security Advisory

Sonatype Nexus Security Advisory Date: January 14, 2014 Affected Versions: Nexus OSS/Pro versions prior to and including 2.7.0-06 Summary: A critical security vulnerability has been discovered by Sonatype in Nexus requiring immediate action. The vulnerability makes use of an execution path in an open source library that we have now (with the available patch) added […]

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Now Available: SSL Connectivity to Central


October 25, 2012 By
Brian Fox

UPDATE:  Free SSL Connectivity to Central for All — Sonatype’s project to make SSL the default connectivity option for all Central users is underway and will be complete by August 12th, 2014 (if not sooner).  For details, please visit: http://www.sonatype.com/clm/secure-access-to-central. We know how components from the Central Repository have become critical to your development efforts. […]

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We Just Kicked Central Performance and Availability Up a Notch with Edgecast


July 19, 2012 By
Brian Fox

Central is a critical resource for developers. If you develop Java applications and use Maven, Gradle, or Ivy, Central is what has made it easy for you to consume libraries using dependency declarations in your builds. For more than a decade, Central has been a solid, reliable presence supporting the community and making it easier […]

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Publishing Your Artifacts to the Central Repository


October 12, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype makes it easy to add your projects to the Central Repository with a free, public hosting service called OSSRH. We first blogged about this back in 2009, but given the growth in the community, we thought some of you may not have seen that post, so we decided to update it.

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