Appendix A. Past Java Security Flaws

This appendix summarizes the Java security flaws that have been discovered as of April 2000. These flaws are arranged in chronological order. Sun maintains a chronology of Java security bugs at This appendix is based on Sun's chronology, but it provides additional information not found at the Sun site. The dates listed are the dates that the bugs were corrected.

JavaScript (February, 1996)

The earliest item (chronologically) in Sun's list is a commentary on JavaScript and Java. This commentary dates back to Navigator 2, which does not support Netscape's LiveConnect technology. LiveConnect is used by Navigator 3.0, Internet Explorer 4.0, and to support communication between ...

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