Proj 15: AndroBugs (10 pts)

What You Need for This Project


To practice using AndroBugs, a really fast Android vulnerability scanner.

Installing AndroBugs

On Kali, in a Terminal, execute these commands, to install AndroBugs and scan the GenieMD APK file.
git clone
cd AndroBugs_Framework
python -f genie.apk
The scanner starts, as shown below.

Within a minute, the scan finishes. It prints out a long report filename. Carefully copy the whole report name, which is highlighted in the image below.

Viewing the Report

On Kali, in a Terminal, execute this command, replacing filename with the correct filename on your system:
nano /root/AndroBugs_Framework/Reports/com.geniemd.geniemd.harvard_c4d93e3104dcc873a7875a3825db0326a6e65cf3de83d6c01cddf9d8749bb38ae133cf3296139203aa1452778dce24d08ba143e1be1031f58caee094febbca80.txt

[Critical] <Command> Runtime Command Checking

This is the first vulnerability found, and it's pretty scary.

These functions use Java to construct Android shell commands, which frequently leads to command injection flaws.

SSL Validation Flaws

Scroll down to find the SSL validation error we exploited in a previous project. This scanner provides a lot of information about flaw, as shown below. You should see your Genymotion device in the "List of devices attached", as shown below.

Saving a Screen Image

Make sure you can see "[Critical] <SSL_Security>" message, as shown above.

Save a full-desktop image. On a Mac, press Shift+Commmand+3. On a PC, press Shift+PrntScrn and paste into Paint.


Save the image with the filename "YOUR NAME Proj 15", replacing "YOUR NAME" with your real name.

Turning in your Project

Email the image to to with the subject line: Proj 15 from YOUR NAME
Posted 2-8-19 by Sam Bowne