Sun Java JRE Font Parsing Privilege Escalation (103024) (Unix)

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Synopsis :

The remote Unix host has an application that is affected by a privilege
escalation vulnerability.

Description :

According to its version number, the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
installed on the remote host reportedly contains an issue in its font
parsing code that may allow an untrusted applet to gain elevated
privileges and, for example read or write local files or execute local
applications.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6dca6a3e

Solution :

Update to Sun Java 2 JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 10 / SDK and JRE 1.4.2_15 /
SDK or later and remove, if necessary, any affected versions.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 64823 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25340

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4381

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