Security Advisory XcodeGhost (Malware)

Information supplied by Robert Hawk and the xMatters Security Office.

On Friday, September 18, 2015, security researchers from Palo Alto Networks announced that they had found compiler malware in Apple Xcode, a popular Apple programming tool. They determined that this malware, known as XcodeGhost, had been introduced and uploaded to mirror sites hosted on the Baidu cloud sharing service used by many Chinese iOS/OS X developers.

The xMatters mobile app for the Apple iOS platform is not compromised by the XcodeGhost malware.

xMatters developers access Xcode only at the official Apple source, and development of the xMatters iOS platform is carried out only in North America. When the news of XcodeGhost was announced, the xMatters development teams checked their versions of Xcode and confirmed that the xMatters mobile app is not susceptible to XcodeGhost.

 

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