This code stores a reference to an externally mutable object into a static field. If unchecked changes to the mutable object would compromise security or other important properties, you will need to do something different. It may be possible for external code to inspect or change the value of the static field by holding a reference to it after passing it to this class.
setUpbut does not invoke
This class inherits from JUnit's
TestCase class and implements the
setUp() method. The
setUp method should call
super.setUp(), but doesn't.
A public static method returns a reference to an array that is part of the static state of the class. Any code that calls this method can freely modify the underlying array. This is dangerous because it could allow external code to modify the behavior of the class by changing data asssumed to be invariant.
Our analysis shows that this object is useless. It's created and modified, but its value never goes outside the method or produces any side effect. Either there is a mistake and the object was intended to be used or it can be removed.
catch clause is empty, it essentially ignores any occurrences of the particular exception it handles. This could allow critical bugs to go undiagnosed because any relevant exceptions indicative of a bug would be discarded within this