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On the Impact of Security Vulnerabilities in the npm and RubyGems Dependency Networks

@article{Zerouali2021OnTI,
  title={On the Impact of Security Vulnerabilities in the npm and RubyGems Dependency Networks},
  author={Ahmed Zerouali and T. Mens and Alexandre Decan and Coen De Roover},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2106.06747}
}
The increasing interest in open source software has led to the emergence of large package distributions of reusable software libraries, such as npm and RubyGems. These software packages can be subject to security vulnerabilities that may expose dependent packages through explicitly declared dependencies. This article empirically studies security vulnerabilities affecting npm and RubyGems packages. We analyse how and when these vulnerabilities are discovered and fixed, and how their prevalence… Expand

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