Formalizing the Safety of Java, the Java Virtual Machine and Java Card

Pieter H. Hartel, Luc Moreau

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    We review the existing literature on Java safety, emphasizing formal approaches, and the impact of Java safety on small footprint devices such as smart cards. The conclusion is that while a lot of good work has been done, a more concerted effort is needed to build a coherent set of machine readable formal models of the whole of Java and its implementation. This is a formidable task but we believe it is essential to building trust in Java safety, and thence to achieve ITSEC level 6 or Common Criteria level 7 certification for Java programs.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)517-558
    Number of pages42
    JournalACM computing surveys
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001


    • EWI-933
    • METIS-203036
    • IR-36778
    • SCS-Cybersecurity

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