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A New PHP Composer Bug Could Enable Widespread Supply-Chain Attacks

The maintainers of Composer, a package manager for PHP, have shipped an update to address a critical vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to execute arbitrary commands and “backdoor every PHP package,” resulting in a supply-chain attack.
Tracked as CVE-2021-29472, the security issue was discovered and reported on April 22 by researchers from SonarSource, following which a hotfix was