Public Static Final Field References Mutable Object
A public or protected static final field references a mutable object, which allows the object to be changed by malicious code, or accidentally from another package.
The following examples help to illustrate the nature of this weakness and describe methods or techniques which can be used to mitigate the risk.
Note that the examples here are by no means exhaustive and any given weakness may have many subtle varieties, each of which may require different detection methods or runtime controls.
Here, an array (which is inherently mutable) is labeled public static final.
Weaknesses in this category are related to resource lifecycle management.
This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Exposed Data cluster (SFP23).
This view (slice) covers all the elements in CWE.
This view (slice) lists weaknesses that can be introduced during implementation.
This view (slice) covers issues that are found in Java programs that are not common to all languages.