Uwe Schindler commented on LUCENE-8807:

Patch:  [^LUCENE-8807.patch] 

I tested this:
- Nuked whole IVY cache and ran "ant resolve".
- Rebuild kuromoji
- ran "ant ivy-bootstrap" after deleting the file
- downloaded some benchmark files (although the benchmark mdoules documentation 
how to get data files is not existent...)

> Change all download URLs in build files to HTTPS
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-8807
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-8807
>             Project: Lucene - Core
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: general/build
>    Affects Versions: 8.1
>            Reporter: Uwe Schindler
>            Assignee: Uwe Schindler
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: master (9.0), 8.2, 8.1.1
>         Attachments: LUCENE-8807.patch
> At least for Lucene this is not a security issue, because we have checksums 
> for all downloaded JAR dependencies, but ASF asked all projects to ensure 
> that download URLs for dependencies are using HTTPS:
> {quote}
> [...] Projects like Lucene do checksum whitelists of
> all their build dependencies, and you may wish to consider that as a
> protection against threats beyond just MITM [...]
> {quote}
> This patch fixes the URLs for most files referenced in {{*build.xml}} and 
> {{*ivy*.xml}} to HTTPS. There are a few data files in benchmark which use 
> HTTP only, but that's uncritical and I added a TODO. Some were broken already.
> I removed the "uk.maven.org" workarounds for Maven, as this does not work 
> with HTTPS. By keeping those inside, we break the whole chain of trust, as 
> any non-working HTTPS would fallback to the insecure uk.maven.org Maven 
> mirror.
> As the great chinese firewall is changing all the time, we should just wait 
> for somebody complaining.

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