Sun Java JRE External XML Entities Restriction Bypass (231246)
High Nessus Plugin ID 30149
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording to its version number, the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on the remote host reportedly allows processing of external entity references even when the 'external general entities' property is set to 'FALSE'. This could allow an application to access certain URL resources, such as files or web pages, or to launch a denial of service attack against the system.
Note that successful exploitation requires that specially crafted XML data be processed by a trusted application rather than by an untrusted applet or Java Web Start application.
SolutionUpgrade to Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 4 or later.