GitHub will now send a Dependabot alert for vulnerable GitHub stocks, which can help you update and fix vulnerabilities in your stock workflows.
GitHub shares (opens in a new tab) is a platform solution for Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI / CD) that allows users to automate the software development process.
The new alerts will be powered by the GitHub Advisory Database, which is a vulnerability database containing Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and security tips from GitHub taken from the world of open source software.
How can I turn on this feature?
To receive alerts about GitHub actions and security vulnerabilities affecting your code, you can enable Dependabot by selecting “Enable All” on the Security and Code Analysis tab.
If you are already using Dependabot, no problem, no additional action required.
You can also share your wisdom to help other users become safer.
If you own a GitHub action and discover a security vulnerability, you can start the process of creating a notification from the security tab in your repository.
After creating a repository tip and tagging it in the GitHub action ecosystem, the GitHub curator team will review the repository tip and create a global tip as needed.
You can learn more about managing vulnerable dependencies on GitHub by clicking on the header here (opens in a new tab).
Github is not the only company looking to fix some open source vulnerabilities, which is a common way for cybercriminals to try to hijack endpoints.
This is a topic that has caught the attention of the broader tech industry, which is understandable as open source vulnerabilities have been the cause of some of the most devastating cyber attacks of the past few years, including the Log4j attack.
Google recently He said (opens in a new tab) “Will continue to make open source security a priority and encourage others to do the same as the health and availability of open source projects empower the security of users and developers worldwide.”
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