February 1, 2018

Mitigating Known Security Risks in Open Source Libraries

This is an excerpt from Securing Open Source Libraries, by Guy Podjarny. 
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There are several ways to fix vulnerable packages, but upgrading is the best choice. If that is not possible, patching offers a good alternative. The following sections discuss each of these options, and we will later take a look at what you can do in situations where neither of these solutions is possible.

Upgrading

As I’ve previously stated, a vulnerability is a type of bug, and the best way to address a bug is to use a newer version where it is fixed. And so, the best way to fix a vulnerable dependency is to upgrade to a newer version. 

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