We’re proud to share that the Eclipse Foundation has completed the security audit for Eclipse Jetty, one of the world’s most widely deployed web server and servlet containers. All users are encouraged to upgrade to versions containing changes addressing all conclusions of the audit: Eclipse Jetty
Over the past year, the Eclipse Foundation has made securing the open source software supply chain a priority. By growing our security team and laying the groundwork for the Cyber Risk Initiative, we’ve made strides to improve the security posture of our open source projects.
Today, we’re taking another step forward with the completion of the security audit for Equinox p2, the provisioning component of the Eclipse IDE.
Answering even basic questions about software supply chain security has been surprisingly hard. For instance, how widespread are the different practices associated with software supply chain security? And do software professionals view these practices as useful or not? Easy or hard? To help answer these and related questions, Chainguard, the Eclipse Foundation, the Rust Foundation, and the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) partnered to field a software supply chain security survey. The questions were primarily, but not exclusively, derived from the security requirements associated with the Supply-chain Levels for Software Artifacts (SLSA) supply chain integrity framework version 0.1 (the version when the survey was conducted), hence SLSA++.
Advanced shell prompts, such as those provided by theme engines like oh-my-zsh and oh-my-posh, have become increasingly popular among software developers due to their convenience, versatility, and customizability. However, the use of plugins that are executed outside of any sandbox and have full access to the developer shell environment, presents significant security risks, especially for Open Source Software developers.
Open Source Software Supply Chain is at risk: threat actors are shifting target to amplify the blast radius of their attacks and as such increasing their return on investment. Over the past 3 years, we’ve witnessed an astonishing 742% average annual increase in Software Supply Chain attacks. To make it worse, the attack surface of the supply chain is wide. Covering it all requires a deep scrutinity of many factors. However, there is a simple thing, easy, and free, that every open source developer should do right now: activate multi factor authentication (also known as two factor authentication) on all development related accounts.
As stewards of the Eclipse Marketplace, the Eclispe Foundation is responsible for providing a safe place for the Eclipse IDE users to download their plugins. While the Eclipse Marketplace does not host or transmit the plugins bits, it provides links to (p2) repositories containing them. Until today, there was no restriction on those links.
Beginning December 15, 2022, the Eclipse Marketplace will no longer support links to repositories over plain HTTP. The goal is to protect users of the Eclipse Marketplace from the main risk of plain HTTP links: man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.