Researchers Report Supply Chain Vulnerability in Packagist PHP Repository


Researchers have revealed information regarding a high-severity security weakness that has since been corrected in Packagist, a PHP software package repository, and which might have been used to launch attacks against the software supply chain.

According to a report provided with The Hacker News by SonarSource researcher Thomas Chauchefoin, “this vulnerability permits taking control of Packagist.” Composer, the PHP package manager, uses Packagist to identify and download software dependencies that developers include into their projects. Read More…