Snyk Top 10: Vulnerabilities you should know

Find out which types of vulnerabilities are most likely to appear in your projects based on Snyk scan results and security research. Stay safe, stay educated, stay out of the headlines!

2022 results

Top first-party code vulnerabilities

Based on Snyk security intelligence research in 2022, our Snyk Top 10: Code Vulnerabilities report shows the risks teams frequently face when writing code. Here are the top three.

Directory traversal

A directory traversal (a.k.a. path traversal) attack aims to access files and directories that are stored outside of the authorized folder.

Cross-site scripting (XSS)

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a website attack method that utilizes an injection to implant malicious scripts into trusted websites.

Hardcoded credentials

Credentials are hardcoded when they are written directly in the code, allowing everyone with access to the source code to access those credentials

2022 results

Top 3 critical and high OSS vulnerabilities

Based on user scan results from 2022, our Snyk Top 10: Open Source Vulnerabilities report shows the OSS risks teams most frequently face. Here are the top three.

Denial of service (DoS)

DoS attacks are used to shut down access to a network or server by bombarding the target with so many requests that it’s unable to process the load.

Remote code execution (RCE)

RCE attacks occur when a bad actor is able to run commands from a remote system that they shouldn’t have access to, leading to malware, exploits, and more.

Deserializing untrusted data

When an application deserializes untrusted data without sufficiently verifying that the resulting data will be valid, an attacker can control the state or the flow of the execution.

Security intelligence from code to cloud

Snyk’s security intelligence combines public sources, data from the developer community, proprietary expert research, machine learning, and human-in-the-loop AI.

Snyk Vulnerability Database

The Snyk Vulnerability Database provides verified, detailed information and fixes for open source and container vulnerabilities.

Snyk Code knowledgebase

Snyk Code utilizes the most up-to-date code security information, reducing false positives and delivering actionable fixes.

Unified policy engine

Snyk’s unified policy engine extends the same security policies to infrastructure as code (IaC) files and runtime cloud resources.

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