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Apache Cordova fixes flaw that could cause apps to crash

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    A fix has been released for a vulnerability in a widely used piece of code in Android devices, which could cause apps to crash or display unwanted dialog boxes.

    The flaw lies in Apache Cordova, which is a set of APIs (application programming interfaces) that let developers access functions such as a camera or accelerometer using JavaScript, according to its website.

    Trend Micro, which found the problem, wrote that 5.6 percent of apps in Google’s Play store use Cordova and are vulnerable. iOS is not affected.

    Apps using Cordova that “don’t have explicit values set in Config.xml can have undefined configuration variables set by Intent,” according to a description of the flaw on the Cordova website.

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