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The company I work for needs custom web parts in modern SharePoint.

I was humming along following the excellent (Microsoft's sponsored) tutorials on SPFx development. I got my web part working on my DEV tenant and all that.

Now that I am getting things ready for production I am shocked to find the out-of-the-box vulnerabilities introduced by yo @microsoft/sharepoint are not that easy to fix. I need to go through each package one by one.

Am I missing something? I am seeking latest guidance on how to address the vulnerabilities. I am new to this tool set.

Many Thanks in advance.

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  • Please share what vulnerabilities you are concerned about, or a link to where you found these vulnerabilities documented. Your statement is a little too vague for anyone to address. – willman Mar 2 '20 at 0:48
  • Thank you @willman The following modules are reported from "npm audit": "module_name": "minimatch", "url": "npmjs.com/advisories/118" "module_name": "fresh", "url": "npmjs.com/advisories/526" "module_name": "lodash", "url": "npmjs.com/advisories/782" "module_name": "qs", "url": "npmjs.com/advisories/1469" MODERATE: "module_name": "mime", "url": "npmjs.com/advisories/535" "module_name": "serialize-javascript", "url": "npmjs.com/advisories/1426" – Miryam Mar 2 '20 at 1:24
  • Which versions of yeoman and SPFx are you using? – willman Mar 2 '20 at 1:46
  • The advisories recommend fixing the versions. Problem is that above mentioned packages are dependencies of many others. If in the json manifest I see dependencies that that have too old version of the problem package. Example: Recommendation to upgrade 'minimatch' to version '3.0.2' or greater . Some versions used are '2.0.1' . This will cause a break in functionality if I change to '3.0.2'. Therefore it means I will have to fix the affected package code manually. – Miryam Mar 2 '20 at 1:47
  • @willman, I got these versions: +-- @microsoft/generator-sharepoint@1.10.0 `-- yo@3.1.1 – Miryam Mar 2 '20 at 1:52
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With SPFx solutions, none of the npm packages are deployed to SharePoint, so you can ignore these audit warnings. If you had a custom solution that did deploy the npm packages themselves, yes you'd need to address it.

Don't be alarmed by vulnerabilities after running NPM Install

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  • Thanks @trevorseward for sharing the article. All I am doing is pulling one of the wonderful web parts from sharepoint.github.io/sp-dev-fx-webparts/samples/all This web part will go to production very much as is. I did run the 'npm install' on the folder which brought the audit report same as in 'yeoman @microsoft/sharepoint' – Miryam Mar 2 '20 at 2:36

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