Unsafe Dependancy Resolution

Affecting com.paypal.tools:gibberish-detector artifact, versions [0,]

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Overview

com.paypal.tools:Gibberish-Detector is a small program to detect gibberish using a Markov Chain.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Unsafe Dependancy Resolution due to resolving dependencies over an insecure channel (http).

If the build occurred over an insecure connection, a malicious user could have perform a Man-in-the-Middle attack during the build and alter the build artifacts that were produced. In case that any of these artifacts were compromised, any developers using these could be altered.

Note: In order to validate that this artifact was not compromised, the maintainer would need to confirm that none of the artifacts published to the registry were not altered with. Until this happens, we can not guarantee that this artifact was not compromised even though the probability that this happened is low.

We have chosen to alert on this issue when maintainers either decided to issue CVEs themselves, or in cases when maintainers decided against performing audits on there build to verify they had not been compromised.

Remediation

A fix was pushed into the master branch but not yet published.

References

CVSS Score

5.6
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    Low
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Credit
JLLeitschuh
CWE
CWE-494 CWE-829
Snyk ID
SNYK-JAVA-COMPAYPALTOOLS-174791
Disclosed
22 Feb, 2019
Published
11 Jun, 2019