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Packagist Repository Hacked: Over a Dozen PHP Packages with 500 Million Installs Compromised

Packagist Repository Hacked: Over a Dozen PHP Packages with 500 Million Installs Compromised

May 05, 2023 Programming / Software Security
PHP software package repository Packagist revealed that an "attacker" gained access to four inactive accounts on the platform to hijack over a dozen packages with over 500 million installs to date. "The attacker forked each of the packages and replaced the package description in  composer.json  with their own message but did not otherwise make any malicious changes," Packagist's Nils Adermann  said . "The package URLs were then changed to point to the forked repositories." The four user accounts are said to have had access to a total of 14 packages, including multiple Doctrine packages. The incident took place on May 1, 2023. The complete list of impacted packages is as follows - acmephp/acmephp acmephp/core acmephp/ssl doctrine/doctrine-cache-bundle doctrine/doctrine-module doctrine/doctrine-mongo-odm-module doctrine/doctrine-orm-module doctrine/instantiator growthbook/growthbook jdorn/file-system-cache jdorn/sql-formatter khanamiryan/
Researchers Report Supply Chain Vulnerability in Packagist PHP Repository

Researchers Report Supply Chain Vulnerability in Packagist PHP Repository

Oct 04, 2022
Researchers have disclosed details about a now-patched high-severity security flaw in Packagist, a PHP software package repository, that could have been exploited to mount software supply chain attacks. "This vulnerability allows gaining control of  Packagist ," SonarSource researcher Thomas Chauchefoin  said  in a report shared with The Hacker News. Packagist is used by the PHP package manager Composer to determine and download software dependencies that are included by developers in their projects. The disclosure comes as planting malware in open source repositories is turning into an attractive conduit for performing  software supply chain attacks . Tracked as  CVE-2022-24828  (CVSS score: 8.8), the  issue  has been described as a case of command injection and is linked to another similar Composer bug ( CVE-2021-29472 ) that came to light in April 2021, suggesting an inadequate patch. "An attacker controlling a Git or Mercurial repository explicitly listed by UR
6 Ways to Simplify SaaS Identity Governance

6 Ways to Simplify SaaS Identity Governance

Feb 21, 2024SaaS Security / Identity Management
With SaaS applications now making up the vast majority of technology used by employees in most organizations, tasks related to identity governance need to happen across a myriad of individual SaaS apps. This presents a huge challenge for centralized IT teams who are ultimately held responsible for managing and securing app access, but can't possibly become experts in the nuances of the native security settings and access controls for hundreds (or thousands) of apps. And, even if they could, the sheer volume of tasks would easily bury them. Modern IT teams need a way to orchestrate and govern SaaS identity governance by engaging the application owners in the business who are most familiar with how the tool is used, and who needs what type of access.  Nudge Security is a  SaaS security and governance solution  that can help you do just that, with automated workflows to save time and make the process manageable at scale. Read on to learn how it works. 1 . Discover all SaaS apps used b
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