Posts Tagged “java”

For anyone that has done a long source code audit is not about really finding the easy/low hanging fruit stuff that can be slow and sometimes a bit “frustrating”. I recently had a nice 660,000 lines of code source code audit to be done in less than 2 weeks, the language was Java, so the first thing that was to be done (they had already hit fortify and other tools with it) and were looking for a bit of more interesting stuff apparently. This raised some specific problems while working and finding the vulnerabilities and exploitability of them.

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If your daily driver is a Macbook or similar and you also manage a network that has Microsoft SQL Server running on it then it can be useful to login to those MSSQL Servers remotely. Even if its simply to view database layout or verify a service is running properly by actually connecting to it there is no doubt that having an easy method to connect to Microsoft SQL from OSX is beneficial. There are a bunch of JAVA based clients such as SQuirreL SQL Client or SQLRazor that are great applications but I personally use DBVisualizer or Navicat which are both described in more detail below.

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While setting up a websphere test server I ran into a minor dependency error during the beginning of installing the necessary packages for websphere. The IBM Java SDK RPM on CentOS 6 was complaining about a failed dependency of a libstdc++ library. The RPM I was attempting to install required libstdc++.so.5 and CentOS 6 has libstdc++.so.6 installed by default. All that is required is to install the libstdc++ compat RPM. The information below describes the error in more detail, how I located the package that installed the necessary file(s), and an example of installing the needed package.

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Earlier today I was working on some packages for Backtrack 5 and I ran into this java error. I was attempting to run a new reporting tool called Magic Tree which is a java application, but every time I opened it, it would crash with the following error.

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I like to know what every process running on my computer is and the other day I happened upon the jusched.exe process on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop. After searching my computer I figured out that the jusched.exe process is really just the Java Update Scheduler which runs in the background the entire time that your computer is running which seems like a waste of resources to me. Below I describe how to turn off the Java Update Scheduler process but also how to schedule a Windows 7 task to check once a month for Java updates.

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