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How this Lighthouse audit fails
To detect vulnerable libraries, Lighthouse:
- Runs Library Detector For Chrome.
- Checks the list of detected libraries against snyk's Vulnerability DB.
Stop using each of the libraries that Lighthouse flags. If the library has released a newer version that fixes the vulnerability, upgrade to that version. If the library hasn't released a new version or is no longer maintained, consider using a different library.
Click the links in the Library Version column of your report to learn more about each library's vulnerabilities.