Published: 23 April 2021

Apache Maven will follow repositories that are defined in a dependency’s Project Object Model (pom) which may be surprising to some users, resulting in potential risk if a malicious actor takes over that repository or is able to insert themselves into a position to pretend to be that repository. Maven is changing the default behavior in 3.8.1+ to no longer follow http (non-SSL) repository references by default. More details available in the referenced urls. If you are currently using a repository manager to govern the repositories used by your builds, you are unaffected by the risks present in the legacy behavior, and are unaffected by this vulnerability and change to default behavior. See this link for more information about repository management:



CVSS 3 base score: 9.1


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end of standard support, was needs-triage)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage