Platform Usage / Attribute Hasfragileuserdata Not Set

Mobile AppAndroid


Attribute hasFragileUserData not set is a vulnerability for Mobile App and Android applications found in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) directory. It is categorized as a Platform Usage vulnerability. This vulnerability occurs when an application does not explicitly declare a sensitive user data attribute (e.g. username, password, etc.) so that the system can handle it securely. According to the OWASP Testing Guide, this vulnerability is related to insecure data storage and can be exploited by a malicious attacker to gain access to confidential user data.


This vulnerability carries a high risk since it allows a malicious user to access confidential user data without explicit permission. This can lead to unauthorized access to user accounts, loss of data confidentiality, and other security issues.


The best solution for this vulnerability is to ensure that all sensitive user data attributes are explicitly declared in the application code. This should be done by using the 'hasFragileUserData' attribute and ensuring that it is correctly set. The application should also have secure storage mechanisms in place to protect user data from unauthorized access.

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