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Updated on: 2021-04-08

Posted on: 2021-04-08

Package: PHP Security Checker

Many projects use PHP composer tool to install its packages. This way it is easier to know all the external packages that are necessary to run a PHP project.

This package takes advantage of that possibility to determine if a project is using packages that have security vulnerabilities by checking the Security Checker API.




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About the PHP Security Checker Package

The package PHP Security Checker is one of the few PHP packages that was considered notable recently because it does something that is worth paying attention.

The basic purpose is: Scan project packages to check for vulnerabilities

Here follows in more detail what it does:

This package can scan project packages to check for vulnerabilities.

It takes as parameter the path of a composer.lock file used in a project with packages installed with the Composer tool.

The package can check the installed packages against a vulnerabilities database using the Security Checker API and returns a list of known vulnerabilities that the installed packages have in their current versions.

Conclusion

The PHP Security Checker can be downloaded from download page or be installed using the PHP Composer tool following instructions in the Composer install instructions page.

This package was considered notable for implementing its benefits in a way that is worth noticing.

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