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Downloads Resources over HTTP in adamvr-geoip-lite

Moderate severity GitHub Reviewed Published Sep 1, 2020 to the GitHub Advisory Database • Updated Jan 9, 2023

Package

npm adamvr-geoip-lite (npm)

Affected versions

>= 0.0.0

Patched versions

None

Description

Affected versions of adamvr-geoip-lite 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.

Recommendation

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.

References

Reviewed Aug 31, 2020
Published to the GitHub Advisory Database Sep 1, 2020
Last updated Jan 9, 2023

Severity

Moderate

Weaknesses

CVE ID

CVE-2016-10680

GHSA ID

GHSA-h2jv-5v3f-7m7j

Source code

No known source code
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