We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

How to break the sand-box barrier?

ramanajv
ramanajv asked
on
Medium Priority
274 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
I hv an applet accessing a local file. I don't want all the stuff of applet signing, security, Digital Certificates etc. etc. Is it possible for the person running the applet to change the policy settings in his system and make the applet access the local resources...
  Help is greately appreciated?

Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
what's your OS/browser/Java version ?
CERTIFIED EXPERT

Commented:
Listening...

Author

Commented:
The OS is Windows NT, browser is IE 5.0 and Java Version is 1.3
Hey Ramanajv

It should not be possible. If it is possible then there is no security in Applets and it defeats the Java Applets.
To Access the REsource u should have signed or digital Signature.
YOu cann't escape from Sun VM
Shyam

Author

Commented:
Shyamkumarreddy!!!
       Why does it defeat the purpose of applet. The user is changing the policy file which the Sun VM refers to. This should be possible, I feel...
Hi Raman
Yeah You can Change the Policy File in for the Browser. But u cann't expect it from the user to do this.
If you still do it whether still u can break sandbox i don't try. but u can have only one policy file for a browser right If you change it
it could be hazardous for other applet also right
Shyam

Commented:
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:

- Points for shyamkumarreddy

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.
 
PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!
 
Venabili
EE Cleanup Volunteer

Explore More ContentExplore courses, solutions, and other research materials related to this topic.