Sun Java JRE Plug-in Capability Arbitrary Package Access

high Nessus Plugin ID 16226


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The remote host is using a vulnerable version of Sun Java Runtime Plug-in, a web browser addon used to display Java applets. Two security issues have been reported in the remote version of this product :

- An untrusted applet may escalate its privileges in order to read, write or execute files on the remote system.

- An untrusted applet may interfere with trusted applets loaded on the same page.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into visiting a maliciously crafted web page.


Upgrade to JDK 1.3.1_13 / JRE 1.4.2_06 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16226

File Name: java_jre_multiple_applet_vulnerability.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/22/2005

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/22/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/22/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1029

BID: 11726, 12317, 11766

CWE: 264

SECUNIA: 13271