CocoaPods: Almost every Apple device vulnerable to flaws in dependency manager

Flaws were patched last October, having existed for 9 years

John Leonard
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CocoaPods: Almost every Apple device vulnerable to flaws in dependency manager
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CocoaPods: Almost every Apple device vulnerable to flaws in dependency manager

CocoaPods, an open-source dependency manager used in over three million applications, has been found to contain several vulnerabilities that could allow malicious actors to claim ownership of thousands of unclaimed "pods" (libraries) and insert malicious code into many popular iOS and macOS apps, according to a report by EVA Security.

So ubiquitous is CocoaPods that, by exploiting these vulnerabilities, an attacker could potentially infect almost every Apple device, the researchers said. CocoaPods is a dependency manager for ...

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