Mac OS X : Java for OS X 2012-005

Info Nessus Plugin ID 61998


The remote host has a version of Java that contains methods that can aid in further attacks.


The remote Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 host is running a version of Java for Mac OS X that is missing update 2012-005, which updates the Java version to 1.6.0_35. As such, it potentially contains two methods that do not properly restrict access to information about other classes. Specifically, the 'getField' and 'getMethod' methods in the 'sun.awt.SunToolkit' class provided by the bundled SunToolKit can be used to obtain any field or method of a class - even private fields and methods.

Please note this issue is not directly exploitable, rather it can aid in attacks against other, directly exploitable vulnerabilities, such as that found in CVE-2012-4681.


Apply the Java for OS X 2012-005 update, which includes version 14.4.0 of the JavaVM Framework.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 61998

File Name: macosx_java_2012-005.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2017/05/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0547

BID: 55339

OSVDB: 84980