Sun Java JRE / Web Start Java Plug-in Untrusted Applet Privilege Escalation (Unix)

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Synopsis :

The remote Unix host contains a runtime environment that is affected by
multiple vulnerabilities.

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.

The JRE Plug-in security can be bypassed by tricking a user into viewing
a maliciously crafted web page.

Additionally, a denial of service vulnerability is present in this
version of the JVM. This issue is triggered by viewing an applet that
misuses the serialization API.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to JRE 1.4.2_08 / 1.5.0 update 2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 64836 ()

Bugtraq ID: 13958

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1973