Sun Java JRE Font Parsing Privilege Escalation (103024)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25903


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to its version number, the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on the remote host reportedly contains an issue in its font parsing code that may allow an untrusted applet to gain elevated privileges and, for example read or write local files or execute local applications.


Update to Sun Java 2 JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 10 / SDK and JRE 1.4.2_15 / SDK or later and remove, if necessary, any affected versions.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25903

File Name: sun_java_jre_103024.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/08/17

Modified: 2017/05/01

Dependencies: 33545

Risk Information

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

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: 2007/08/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4381

BID: 25340

OSVDB: 37766