Mac OS X : Java for OS X 2012-004

critical Nessus Plugin ID 59464
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VPR Score: 9.6


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


The remote Mac OS X 10.7 host is running a version of Java for Mac OS X that is missing update 2012-004, which updates the Java version to 1.6.0_33. As such, it is affected by several 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.

In addition, the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they remain unused for 35 days or do not meet the criteria for minimum safe version.


Upgrade to Java for OS X Lion 2012-004, which includes version 14.3.0 of the JavaVM Framework.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 59464

File Name: macosx_java_10_7_2012-004.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 6/13/2012

Updated: 7/14/2018

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 9.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

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: 6/12/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Java Applet Field Bytecode Verifier Cache Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0551, CVE-2012-1711, CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1716, CVE-2012-1718, CVE-2012-1719, CVE-2012-1721, CVE-2012-1722, CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-1724, CVE-2012-1725

BID: 53136, 53946, 53947, 53949, 53950, 53951, 53953, 53954, 53958, 53959, 53960