GitHub Actions gives teams access to powerful, native CI/CD capabilities right next to their code hosted in GitHub. Starting today, GitHub will send a Dependabot alert for vulnerable GitHub Actions, making it even easier to stay up to date and fix security vulnerabilities in your actions workflows.
GitHub is on a mission to create a more secure supply chain for all developers and organizations. To do that, we need to empower all developer communities with comprehensive vulnerability information and seamless remediation guidance.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that the GitHub Advisory Database now includes curated security advisories for languages compiled to run on the BEAM virtual machine, including Elixir and Erlang. Elixir is a dynamic, functional language for building scalable and maintainable applications and is great at controlling vast amounts of infrastructure. Erlang is a general-purpose programming language and runtime environment that favors building scalable and concurrent systems. These languages, as well as others compiled to run on the BEAM virtual machine, are managed by the Hex package registry.
GitHub believes that free and open security data is critical to empowering the industry as a whole to best secure our software supply chains. To support this mission, GitHub’s Advisory Database is an open source database of security advisories focused on high-quality, actionable vulnerability information for developers. It’s licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0, so the data can be used anywhere and is forever free!
We are also accepting community contributions on Hex packages now that the Advisory Database supports this ecosystem! Security researchers, academics, and enthusiasts can provide additional relevant information to further the community’s understanding and awareness of these security advisories. Contributors can submit their edits following our community guidelines.
Jump in, and explore Erlang advisories today, or learn more about our other supply chain security features as follows: