IBM Java 7.1 < / 8.0 <

high Nessus Plugin ID 160345


IBM Java is affected a vulnerability.


The version of IBM Java installed on the remote host is prior to 7.1 < / 8.0 < It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the IBM Security Update February 2018 advisory.

- Under certain circumstances, a flaw in the J9 JVM (IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition 7.1 and 8.0) allows untrusted code running under a security manager to elevate its privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 138823.

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 IBM Security Update February 2018 advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 160345

File Name: ibm_java_2018_02_01.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/29/2022

Updated: 4/29/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1417


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:java

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Java

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/1/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/20/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1417