Sun Java Applet Invocation Version Specification

high Nessus Plugin ID 15926


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


The remote version of Windows contains a version of the Java JRE that is older than 1.4.2_06 / 1.3.1_13.

Even if a newer version of this software is installed, a malicious Java applet may invoke a particular version of the Java JRE to be executed with. As a result, a rogue Java applet could exploit this vulnerability by requesting to be executed with an older, vulnerable version of the JRE.


Uninstall any outdated versions of the JRE.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15926

File Name: java_jre_version_invocation.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/8/2004

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:jre

Required KB Items: SMB/Java/JRE/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/26/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4302

BID: 11757