Installation & Configuration of AndroidApplicationVulnerabilityScanner Toolkit

The Android Application Vulnerability Scanner can be installed and configured to run in two modes: normal mode and advanced mode. Configuring in Advanced mode is a bit time consuming, but can offer more functionality to the user. Normal mode allows user to quickly install the tool and use it for modifying their android applications.

  1. Normal Mode
  2. Advanced Mode

Normal Mode Configuration:

This mode requires fewer configurations, but it is prone to the disadvantage that AAVST cannot be explored to its full potential. Here there is no need to install the bulky Android SDK Tools, configure Android emulator and do all the other hideous tasks. In normal mode, you can decompile an app, check it for static vulnerabilities, fix them and make it ready to get installed into your Android device. Following are the steps to be followed for normal mode configuration.

  1. Download scanandroidapps.rar from http://ge.tt/7Gnswlv
  2. Download apktool from http://ge.tt/7Gnswlv, extract it and add it to windows path.
  3. Download Java 6 jdk and jre and add them to windows path (Java 7 is showing some errors)

(jdk/bin->jarsigner should be there)

Advanced Mode Configuration:

This mode allows you to use AAVST to its full potent. Initial set up and configuration will take some effort and time. But it is one time and is worth taking it. You can perform static analysis as well as dynamic analysis using this mode. Following are the steps to be followed for advanced mode configuration.

  1. Install Android SDK Tools from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#win-bundle
  2. Add tools and platform-tools directory of Android SDK installation folder into windows path
  3. Download scanandroidapps.rar from http://ge.tt/7Gnswlv
  4. Download Scanner.apk from http://ge.tt/7Gnswlv
  5. Create an emulator instance on your machine. For details refer tutorial http://developer.android.com/tools/devices/emulator.html
  6. Install Scanner.apk to your emulator/device using adb commands. For details refer tutorial http://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb.html
  7. Download apktool from http://ge.tt/7Gnswlv, extract it and add it to windows path
  8. Download Java 6 jdk and jre and add them to windows path (Java 7 is showing some errors)
 

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