Malicious 󠅮󠅰󠅭Package Affecting com.mintegral.msdk:alphab Open this link in a new tab package, versions [0,]

  • Attack Complexity


  • User Interaction


  • Scope


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  • published

    15 Oct 2020

  • disclosed

    9 Sep 2020

  • credit

    Snyk Security Team

Introduced: 9 Sep 2020

Malicious CVE-2020-7744 Open this link in a new tab
CWE-200 Open this link in a new tab
First added by Snyk

How to fix?

Avoid using com.mintegral.msdk:alphab altogether.


com.mintegral.msdk:alphab is a malicious package. The Android SDK distributed by the company contains malicious functionality in this module that tracks:

  1. Downloads from Google urls either within Google apps or via browser including file downloads, e-mail attachments and Google Docs links.
  2. All apk downloads, either organic or not. Mintegral listens to download events in Android's download manager and detects if the downloaded file's url contains:

a. or comes from a Google app (the package)

b. Ends with .apk for apk downloads

In both cases, the module sends the captured data back to Mintegral's servers.

Note that the malicious functionality keeps running even if the app is currently not in focus (running in the background).