Oracle Java SE 1.7.0_291 / 1.8.0_281 / 1.11.0_10 / 1.15.0_2 Information Disclosure (Jan 2021 CPU)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 145219


The remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Oracle (formerly Sun) Java SE or Java for Business installed on the remote host is prior to 7 Update 291, 8 Update 281, 11 Update 10, or 15 Update 2. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability as referenced in the January 2021 CPU advisory. Specifically, an unauthenticated, remote attacker can gain unauthorized read access to some data accessible to Java SE and Java SE Embedded. Only Java deployments that load and run untrusted code and rely on the Java sandbox for security are affected. This vulnerability does not apply to Java deployments, typically in servers, that load and run only trusted code (e.g., code installed by an administrator).

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


Apply the appropriate patch according to the January 2021 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 145219

File Name: oracle_java_cpu_jan_2021_unix.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/20/2021

Updated: 4/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14803


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:jre, cpe:/a:oracle:jdk

Required KB Items: Host/Java/JRE/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/19/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14803