Sun Java JRE Font Parsing Privilege Escalation (103024) (Unix)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64823


The remote Unix host has an application that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to its version number, the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on the remote host reportedly contains an issue in its font parsing code that may allow an untrusted applet to gain elevated privileges and, for example read or write local files or execute local applications.


Update to Sun Java 2 JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 10 / SDK and JRE 1.4.2_15 / SDK or later and remove, if necessary, any affected versions.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64823

File Name: sun_java_jre_103024_unix.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2013/02/22

Updated: 2018/07/30

Dependencies: 64815

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:jre

Required KB Items: Host/Java/JRE/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4381

BID: 25340