Gradle Insecure HTTP URLs Man-in-the-Middle Attack Vulnerability [CVE-2019-11065]

CVE Number – CVE-2019-11065

A vulnerability in Gradle could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack on a targeted system.The vulnerability exists because the affected software uses insecure HTTP URLs when the JavaScript or CoffeeScript Gradle plug-ins are in use. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by executing a man-in-the-middle attack to compromise dependency artifacts on the targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to gain unauthorized access to the targeted system, which the attacker could use to conduct further attacks.Gradle has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.

Analysis

  • To exploit this vulnerability, it is likely that the attacker would need access to the trusted, internal network in which the targeted system resides. This access requirement may reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Safeguards

  • Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.

Vendor Announcements

Fixed Software

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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