MavenGate Attack Could Let Hackers Hijack Java and Android via Abandoned Libraries

It has been discovered that a novel software supply chain attack technique known as MavenGate can target a number of widely used and public libraries that have been abandoned but are still utilized in Java and Android applications.

“Access to projects can be hijacked through domain name purchases and since most default build configurations are vulnerable, it would be difficult or even impossible to know whether an attack was being performed,” Oversecured stated in a report released last week.

If these flaws are successfully exploited, bad actors may be able to use dependency artifacts to insert malicious code into the program read more MavenGate Attack Could Let Hackers Hijack Java and Android via Abandoned Libraries.

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