Malicious Package Affecting mintegraladsdk package, versions <



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Integrity High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Mature
    EPSS 0.14% (48th percentile)
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8.1 high

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  • published 24 Aug 2020
  • disclosed 18 Aug 2020
  • credit Snyk Security Team

How to fix?

Upgrade MintegralAdSDK to version or higher.


MintegralAdSDK is a malicious package. The SDK distributed by the company contains malicious functionality that tracks any URL opened by the app and reports it back to the company, along with performing advertisement attribution fraud.

Mintegral can remotely activate hooks on the UIApplication, openURL, SKStoreProductViewController, loadProductWithParameters and NSURLProtocol methods along with anti-debug and proxy detection protection. If those hooks are active MintegralAdSDK sends obfuscated data about every opened URL in an application to their servers.

Note that the malicious functionality is enabled even if the SDK was not enabled to serve ads.