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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability was found in in Java Web Start. If a user visits a malicious website, an attacker could misuse this flaw to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2086)
Additionally, these packages fix several other critical vulnerabilities. These are summarized in the 'Advance notification of Security Updates for Java SE' from Sun Microsystems.
SolutionUpdate the affected java-1.6.0-sun-compat and / or jdk packages.