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Insecure service configuration - Backup


The mobile application is allowed to backup the application data stored on the device, allowing information leaks to occur.


Obtain confidential information from the application.


Securely configure the service so that it does not allow data backups.


Unauthenticated attacker with physical access to mobile device.

Expected Remediation Time

⌚ 30 minutes.


Default score using CVSS 3.1. It may change depending on the context of the vulnerability.


  • Attack vector: P
  • Attack complexity: L
  • Privileges required: N
  • User interaction: N
  • Scope: U
  • Confidentiality: L
  • Integrity: N
  • Availability: N


  • Exploit code madurity: P
  • Remediation level: O
  • Report confidence: X


  • Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:X
  • Score:
    • Base: 2.4
    • Temporal: 2.2
  • Severity:
    • Base: Low
    • Temporal: Low

Code Examples

Compliant code

The app does not allow backup data

<manifest ... >
<application android:allowDataBackup="false" ... >

Non compliant code

The allowBackup option is set to true in the app manifest

<manifest ... >
<application android:allowDataBackup="true" ... >


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