07496757 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 20 patents.

A software security system is arranged to verify the authenticity of each element of a Java Virtual Machine installation. A digital signature is attached to each file of the JVM installation. A loader (20) verifies the digital signature of the JVM DLL (30). The JVM DLL 30 then verifies the digital signature of each other DLL and configuration file to be loaded (40, 50, 60, 70), and only loads those files which have successfully verified digital signatures. In this way the security of the JVM is enhanced, a user has greater confidence that the Java applications will function correctly, and the detection of incorrect or damaged JVM installations is improved.

Title
Software verification system, method and computer program element
Application Number
10/50083
Publication Number
7496757 (B2)
Application Date
January 14, 2002
Publication Date
February 24, 2009
Inventor
Marco Pistoia
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Anthony Joseph Nadalin
Austin
TX, US
Lawrence Koved
Pleasantville
NY, US
Paul Harry Abbott
Stockbridge
GB
Agent
Harrington & Smith PC
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 21/00
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