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Severity: moderate

Downloads Resources over HTTP

ipip-coffee

Overview

Affected versions of ipip-coffee insecurely download resources over HTTP.

In scenarios where an attacker has a privileged network position, they can modify or read such resources at will. This could impact the integrity and availability of the data being used to make geolocation decisions by an application.

Remediation

No patch is currently available for this vulnerability.

The best mitigation is currently to avoid using this package, using a different package if available.

Alternatively, the risk of exploitation can be reduced by ensuring that this package is not installed while connected to a public network. If the package is installed on a private network, the only people who can exploit this vulnerability are those who have compromised your network or those who have privileged access to your ISP, such as Nation State Actors or Rogue ISP Employees.

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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Jan 1st, 2017
  2. reported

    Initial report by Adam Baldwin
    Dec 2nd, 2016