Python tarfile vulnerability affects 350,000 open-source projects (CVE-2007-4559)

Trellix Advanced Research Center published its research into CVE-2007-4559, a vulnerability estimated to be present in over 350,000 open-source projects and prevalent in closed-source projects. Successful exploit The vulnerability exists in the Python tarfile module which is a default module in any project using Python and is found extensively in frameworks created by Netflix, AWS, […]

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Phishing PyPI users: Attackers compromise legitimate projects to push malware

PyPI, the official third-party software repository for Python packages, is warning about a phishing campaign targeting its users. “We have additionally determined that some maintainers of legitimate projects have been compromised, and malware published as the latest release for those projects. These releases have been removed from PyPI and the maintainer accounts have been temporarily […]

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Two more malicious Python packages in the PyPI

On August 8, CheckPoint published a report on ten malicious Python packages in the Python Package Index (PyPI), the most popular Python repository among software developers. The malicious packages were intended to steal developers’ personal data and credentials. Following this research, we used our internal automated system for monitoring open-source repositories and discovered two other […]

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