DVHMA - Damn Vulnerable Hybrid Mobile App (For Android) That Intentionally Contains Vulnerabilities

Damn Vulnerable Hybrid Mobile App (DVHMA) is an hybrid mobile app (for Android) that intentionally contains vulnerabilities. Its purpose is to enable security professionals to test their tools and techniques legally, help developers better understand the common pitfalls in developing hybrid mobile apps securely.

Motivation and Scope
This app is developed to study pitfalls in developing hybrid apps, e.g., using Apache Cordova or SAP Kapsel, securely. Currently, the main focus is to develop a deeper understanding of injection vulnerabilities that exploit the JavaScript to Java bridge.


We assume that the
Moreover, we assume a basic familiarity with the build system of Apache Cordova.

Building DVHMA

Setting Environment Variables
export ANDROID_HOME=<Android SDK Installation Directory>
export PATH=$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools:$PATH

Compiling DVHMA
cd DVHMA-Featherweight
cordova plugin add ../plugins/DVHMA-Storage
cordova plugin add ../plugins/DVHMA-WebIntent
cordova platform add android
cordova compile android

Running DVHMA in an Emulator
cordova run android 

Team Members
The development of this application started as part of the project ZertApps. ZertApps was a collaborative research project funded by the German Ministry for Research and Education. It is now developed and maintained by the Software Assurance & Security Research Team at The University of Sheffield, UK.

The core developers of DVHMA are:


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