We also highlighted the top ten researchers who reported the highest number of vulnerabilities and provided an in-depth analysis of the Zip Slip vulnerability, showcasing its potential consequences.
To address these vulnerabilities, we recommend using tools like Snyk for vulnerability scanning, updating dependencies regularly, removing unnecessary ones, and conducting thorough dependency checks before installation.
Our study concludes by emphasizing the ongoing risk weak dependencies pose in software supply chains. It is crucial for developers to prioritize the security of their code repositories by staying updated on patches and adopting a vigilant approach to dependency management. RedHunt Labs remains committed to raising awareness and promoting best practices for a more secure software development ecosystem.