Oracle Java SE 1.7.0_281 / 1.8.0_271 / 1.11.0_9 / 1.15.0_1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Oct 2020 CPU)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 141801
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Synopsis

The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities

Description

The version of Oracle (formerly Sun) Java SE or Java for Business installed on the remote host is prior to 7 Update 281, 8 Update 271, 11 Update 9, or 15 Update 1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities related to the following components as referenced in the October 2020 CPU advisory:

- Vulnerability in the Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition product of Oracle GraalVM (component: Java).
Supported versions that are affected are 19.3.3 and 20.2.0. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized read access to a subset of Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition accessible data. (CVE-2020-14803)

- Vulnerability in the Java SE, Java SE Embedded product of Oracle Java SE (component: Hotspot). Supported versions that are affected are Java SE: 7u271, 8u261, 11.0.8 and 15; Java SE Embedded: 8u261. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise Java SE, Java SE Embedded. Successful attacks require human interaction from a person other than the attacker. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized update, insert or delete access to some of Java SE, Java SE Embedded accessible data as well as unauthorized read access to a subset of Java SE, Java SE Embedded accessible data. Note: Applies to client and server deployment of Java. This vulnerability can be exploited through sandboxed Java Web Start applications and sandboxed Java applets. It can also be exploited by supplying data to APIs in the specified Component without using sandboxed Java Web Start applications or sandboxed Java applets, such as through a web service.
(CVE-2020-14792)

- Vulnerability in the Java SE, Java SE Embedded product of Oracle Java SE (component: JNDI). Supported versions that are affected are Java SE: 7u271, 8u261, 11.0.8 and 15; Java SE Embedded: 8u261. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise Java SE, Java SE Embedded. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized read access to a subset of Java SE, Java SE Embedded accessible data. Note: Applies to client and server deployment of Java. This vulnerability can be exploited through sandboxed Java Web Start applications and sandboxed Java applets. It can also be exploited by supplying data to APIs in the specified Component without using sandboxed Java Web Start applications or sandboxed Java applets, such as through a web service. (CVE-2020-14781)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Apply the appropriate patch according to the October 2020 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

See Also

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuoct2020.html

https://www.oracle.com/a/tech/docs/cpuoct2020cvrf.xml

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 141801

File Name: oracle_java_cpu_oct_2020_unix.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/22/2020

Updated: 6/3/2021

Dependencies: sun_java_jre_installed_unix.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14792

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:oracle:jdk:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:oracle:jre:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/Java/JRE/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/20/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14782, CVE-2020-14797, CVE-2020-14779, CVE-2020-14803, CVE-2020-14796, CVE-2020-14798, CVE-2020-14792, CVE-2020-14781

IAVA: 2020-A-0477-S