Sun Java JRE Plug-in Capability Arbitrary Package Access (Unix)

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Synopsis :

The remote Unix host has an application that is affected by a security
bypass vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is using an unmanaged version of Sun Java Runtime
Environment that has vulnerabilities in its Java Runtime Plug-in, a web
browser add-on used to display Java applets :

- An untrusted applet may escalate its privileges in
order to read, write or execute files on the remote system.

- An untrusted applet may interfere with trusted applets
loaded on the same page.

A remote attacker could exploit these by tricking a user into visiting a
maliciously crafted web page.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-11/1020.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?0d0f6ddb
http://www.nessus.org/u?1e3d3f10

Solution :

Upgrade to JDK 1.3.1_13 / JRE 1.4.2_06 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 64835 ()

Bugtraq ID: 11726
11766
12317

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1029