Serverless fails to load fast-xml-parser

We are using serverless 3.19.0 and 3.38.0. We deploy to AWS and use a few serverless plugins as part of the deployment steps. The process has been working fine for the last 1 year until yesterday (03/07/2024). Starting yesterday we started receiving the following error:
Error: Cannot find module ‘fast-xml-parser’

Any thoughts on how to fix this.

As a current workaround we are installing fat-xml-parser also along with the other plugins before we execute serverless command.

Appreciate any thoughts on what caused this error and is there a fix so that we do not have to install fast-xml-parser explicitly.