Sun Java JRE Applet Handling Privilege Escalation (231261) (Unix)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The version of Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on the
remote host reportedly contains two vulnerabilities that may
independently allow an untrusted application or applet to elevate its
privileges by, for example, granting itself permission to read and write
local files or execute local applications subject to the privileges of
the user running the application or applet.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 / JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 14 or
later and remove, if necessary, any affected versions.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 64826 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27650

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0657

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