.NET Security: Lessons Learned and Missed from JAVA

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Authors:Paul, Nathanael, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Evans, Dave, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

Many systems execute untrusted programs in virtual machines (VMs) to limit their access to system resources. Sun introduced the Java VM in 1995, primarily intended as a lightweight platform for execution of untrusted code inside web pages. More recently, Microsoft developed the .NET platform with similar goals. Both platforms share many design and implementation properties, but there are key differences between Java and .NET that have an impact on their security. This paper examines how .NET�s design avoids vulnerabilities and limitations discovered in Java and discusses lessons learned (and missed) from Java�s experience with security.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Paul, Nathanael, and Dave Evans. ".NET Security: Lessons Learned and Missed from JAVA." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2004).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
2004