This is a security fix for a high severity vulnerability in your Apache Maven
The build files indicate that this project is resolving dependencies over HTTP instead of HTTPS.
This leaves your build vulnerable to allowing a Man in the Middle (MITM) attackers to execute arbitrary code on your or your computer or CI/CD system.
This vulnerability has a CVSS v3.0 Base Score of 8.1/10.
POC code has existed since 2014 to maliciously compromise a JAR file in-flight.
MITM attacks against HTTP are increasingly common, for example Comcast is known to have done it to their own users.
This contribution is a part of a submission to the GitHub Security Lab Bug Bounty program.
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This contribution is sponsored by HUMAN Security Inc. and the new Dan Kaminsky Fellowship, a fellowship created to celebrate Dan's memory and legacy by funding open-source work that makes the world a better (and more secure) place.
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All PR's generated as part of this fix are tracked here: https://github.com/JLLeitschuh/security-research/issues/8