java.lang.Object java.security.Permission java.security.BasicPermission java.net.NetPermission
This class is for various network permissions. A NetPermission contains a name (also referred to as a "target name") but no actions list; you either have the named permission or you don't.
The target name is the name of the network permission (see below). The naming convention follows the hierarchical property naming convention. Also, an asterisk may appear at the end of the name, following a ".", or by itself, to signify a wildcard match. For example: "foo.*" or "*" is valid, "*foo" or "a*b" is not valid.
The following table lists all the possible NetPermission target names, and for each provides a description of what the permission allows and a discussion of the risks of granting code the permission.
|Permission Target Name||What the Permission Allows||Risks of Allowing this Permission|
|setDefaultAuthenticator||The ability to set the way authentication information is retrieved when a proxy or HTTP server asks for authentication||Malicious code can set an authenticator that monitors and steals user authentication input as it retrieves the input from the user.|
|requestPasswordAuthentication||The ability to ask the authenticator registered with the system for a password||Malicious code may steal this password.|
|specifyStreamHandler||The ability to specify a stream handler when constructing a URL||Malicious code may create a URL with resources that it wouldnormally not have access to (like file:/foo/fum/), specifying astream handler that gets the actual bytes from someplace it does have access to. Thus it might be able to trick the system intocreating a ProtectionDomain/CodeSource for a class even thoughthat class really didn't come from that location.|
|setProxySelector||The ability to set the proxy selector used to make decisions on which proxies to use when making network connections.||Malicious code can set a ProxySelector that directs network traffic to an arbitrary network host.|
|getProxySelector||The ability to get the proxy selector used to make decisions on which proxies to use when making network connections.||Malicious code can get a ProxySelector to discover proxy hosts and ports on internal networks, which could then become targets for attack.|
|setCookieHandler||The ability to set the cookie handler that processes highly security sensitive cookie information for an Http session.||Malicious code can set a cookie handler to obtain access to highly security sensitive cookie information.|
|getCookieHandler||The ability to get the cookie handler that processes highly security sensitive cookie information for an Http session.||Malicious code can get a cookie handler to obtain access to highly security sensitive cookie information.|
|setResponseCache||The ability to set the response cache that provides access to a local response cache.||Malicious code getting access to the local response cache could access security sensitive information, or create false entries in the response cache.|
|getResponseCache||The ability to get the response cache that provides access to a local response cache.||Malicious code getting access to the local response cache could access security sensitive information.|
Creates a new NetPermission with the specified name.
Creates a new NetPermission object with the specified name.
|Methods inherited from class java.security. BasicPermission|
|equals , getActions , hashCode , implies , newPermissionCollection|
|Methods inherited from class java.security. Permission|
|checkGuard , getName , toString|
|Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object|
|clone , finalize , getClass , notify , notifyAll , wait , wait , wait|
public NetPermission(String name)
public NetPermission(String name, String actions)