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This package ensures that your application doesn't have installed dependencies with known security vulnerabilities.
composer require --dev roave/security-advisories:dev-latest
This package does not provide any API or usable classes: its only purpose is to prevent installation of software
with known and documented security issues.
"roave/security-advisories": "dev-latest" to your
"require-dev" section and you will
not be able to harm yourself with software with known security vulnerabilities.
For example, try following:
composer require --dev roave/security-advisories:dev-latest # following commands will fail: composer require symfony/symfony:2.5.2 composer require zendframework/zendframework:2.3.1
The checks are only executed when adding a new dependency via
composer require or when running
deploying an application with a valid
composer.lock and via
composer install won't trigger any security versions
You can manually trigger a version check by using the
--dry-runswitch on an update while not doing anything. Running
composer update --dry-run roave/security-advisoriesis an effective way to manually trigger a security version check.
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You can also contact us at [email protected] for looking into security issues in your own project.
This package can only be required in its
dev-latest version: there will never be stable/tagged versions because of
the nature of the problem being targeted. Security issues are in fact a moving target, and locking your project to a
specific tagged version of the package would not make any sense.
This package is therefore only suited for installation in the root of your deployable project.