Package: maven Version: 3.0.4-3 Severity: grave Tags: security By default, maven versions before v3.2.3 downloads from Maven Central using plain HTTP and do not check any kind of signature on the code before running it. This is a very bad situation, making it quite easy for malicious actors take over the machines where maven is used:
http://blog.ontoillogical.com/blog/2014/07/28/how-to-take-over-any-java-developer/ Luckily, there is a simple step that greatly improves the situation. HTTPS is now fully supported on maven central, so Debian's maven should also default to HTTPS. A user can set this in ~/.m2/settings.xml, and it works fine with the Debian version of maven. But this really needs to be the default, and it should just be a matter of adding this config information to /etc/maven/settings.xml http://central.sonatype.org/pages/consumers.html#apache-maven
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