Mac OS X : Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 3

High Nessus Plugin ID 35686


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


The remote Mac OS X 10.5 host is running a version of Java for Mac OS X that is missing Update 3.

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 10.5 Update 3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35686

File Name: macosx_java_10_5_update3.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2009/02/13

Modified: 2017/05/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: 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

OSVDB: 50509, 50510, 50512, 50514

CWE: 94