Sun Java JRE Applet Handling Privilege Escalation (231261)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31344


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


The version of Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on the remote host reportedly contains two vulnerabilities that may independently allow an untrusted application or applet to elevate its privileges by, for example, granting itself permission to read and write local files or execute local applications subject to the privileges of the user running the application or applet.


Upgrade to Sun JDK and JRE 6 Update 2 / JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 14 or later and remove any affected versions.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31344

File Name: sun_java_jre_231261.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/03/04

Modified: 2017/05/01

Dependencies: 33545

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0657

BID: 27650

OSVDB: 41146, 41147

Secunia: 28795

CWE: 264