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Software Vulnerabilities in Java

October 2005 Technical Note
Fred Long

In this report, Fred Long briefly describes potential software vulnerabilities in Java version 5.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2005-TN-044

Abstract

Java is essentially a safe language with good security features. However, there are several Java features and facilities that can compromise safety if they are misused or improperly implemented. This report briefly describes these potential software vulnerabilities in the current version of Java, Java 5.