Oracle Java SE 7 < Update 7 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61681


The remote Windows host contains a programming platform that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Oracle (formerly Sun) Java SE or Java for Business installed on the remote host is earlier than 7 Update 7 and is, therefore, potentially affected the following vulnerabilities :

- The 'getField' method in the 'sun.awt.SunToolkit class' provided by the bundled SunToolkit can be used to obtain any field of a class - even private fields.
This error can allow privilege escalation.

- Two unspecified remote code execution vulnerabilities exist related to the 'com.sun.beans.finder.ConstructorFinder' and 'com.sun.beans.finder.FieldFinder' methods. No further details have been provided. (CVE-2012-1682, CVE-2012-3136)

- The 'setField' method provided by the bundled SunToolkit can be used to execute a privileged operation and calls 'setAccessible(true)' on the returned field reference, allowing an attacker to disable any 'final' or 'private' directives and gain full control to run code in the Java virtual machine. (CVE-2012-4681)

Note that at least one of these vulnerabilities is currently being exploited in the wild.


Upgrade to JDK / JRE 7 Update 7 or later, and remove, if necessary, any affected versions.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61681

File Name: oracle_java7_update6.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/27/2012

Updated: 4/25/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-4681


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:jre

Required KB Items: SMB/Java/JRE/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/30/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/10/2012

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

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Java 7 Applet Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0547, CVE-2012-1682, CVE-2012-3136, CVE-2012-4681

BID: 55213, 55336, 55337, 55339

CERT: 636312