Mac OS X : Java for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 8

High Nessus Plugin ID 35685

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VPR Score: 6.3


The remote host has a version of Java that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Mac OS X 10.4 host is running a version of Java for Mac OS X older than release 8.

The remote version of this software contains several security vulnerabilities in Java Web Start and the Java Plug-in. For instance, they may allow untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to obtain elevated privileges. If an attacker can lure a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page with a malicious Java applet, he could leverage these issues to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Java for Mac OS X 10.4 release 8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35685

File Name: macosx_java_rel8.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2009/02/13

Updated: 2018/07/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/packages

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5343

BID: 32892

CWE: 94