Mac OS X : Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6 (BEAST)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 56748


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


The remote Mac OS X host is running a version of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 that is missing Update 6, which updates the Java version to 1.6.0_29. It is, therefore, affected by multiple security vulnerabilities, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the current user outside the Java sandbox.


Upgrade to Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6, which includes version 13.6.0 of the JavaVM Framework.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 56748

File Name: macosx_java_10_6_update6.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/9/2011

Updated: 11/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-3554

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:java_1.6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2011

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 3/24/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Java Applet Rhino Script Engine Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2011-3521, CVE-2011-3544, CVE-2011-3545, CVE-2011-3546, CVE-2011-3547, CVE-2011-3548, CVE-2011-3549, CVE-2011-3551, CVE-2011-3552, CVE-2011-3553, CVE-2011-3554, CVE-2011-3556, CVE-2011-3557, CVE-2011-3558, CVE-2011-3560, CVE-2011-3561

BID: 49778, 50211, 50216, 50218, 50220, 50223, 50224, 50231, 50234, 50236, 50239, 50242, 50243, 50246, 50250

CERT: 864643