Author(s): Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang

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Date: 23 Apr 2013

Document Type: Presentations

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2013


We systematically study two vulnerabilities in open content provider components of Android applications. The first vulnerability can be exploited to disclose various types of private in-app data while the second one can be leveraged to manipulate them and potentially cause serious side-effects.  Our evaluation with 62,519 Android applications shows that 2.3% of them are susceptible to these two vulnerabilities.