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The remote host has a version of Java that is affected by multiple
The remote Mac OS X 10.4 host is running a version of Java for Mac OS X
older than release 8.
The remote version of this software contains several security
vulnerabilities in Java Web Start and the Java Plug-in. For instance,
they may allow untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java
applets to obtain elevated privileges. If an attacker can lure a user
on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page with a
malicious Java applet, he could leverage these issues to execute
arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
See also :
Upgrade to Java for Mac OS X 10.4 release 8.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35685 (macosx_java_rel8.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 32892
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