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mobile code

Definition(s):

  Software programs or parts of programs obtained from remote systems, transmitted across a network, and executed on a local system without explicit installation or execution by the recipient.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 2

  Software programs or parts of programs obtained from remote information systems, transmitted across a network, and executed on a local information system without explicit installation or execution by the recipient.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Mobile Code

  Software programs or parts of programs obtained from remote information systems, transmitted across a network, and executed on a local information system without explicit installation or execution by the recipient. Note: Some examples of software technologies that provide the mechanisms for the production and use of mobile code include Java, JavaScript, ActiveX, VBScript, etc.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  A program (e.g., script, macro, or other portable instruction) that can be shipped unchanged to a heterogeneous collection of platforms and executed with identical semantics.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-28 Version 2 under Mobile Code
NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 under Mobile Code

  Executable code that is normally transferred from its source to another computer system for execution. This transfer is often through the network (e.g., JavaScript embedded in a web page) but may transfer through physical media as well.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Mobile Code

  Software that is transmitted from a remote host to be executed on a local host, typically without the user’s explicit instruction.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-83 Rev. 1 under Mobile Code