Critical Vulnerability Discovered in XZ Compression Utility

A critical vulnerability was discovered in the XZ utility, affecting versions 5.6.0 and 5.6.1, with a severe risk rating of 10.0. This backdoor allows unauthorized administrative access, posing a significant security risk. Immediate action, including patching and enhanced monitoring, is essential. Researcher Andres Freund’s discovery highlights the urgent need for vigilance in open-source software security.

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