Sun Java JRE Font Parsing Privilege Escalation (103024) (Unix)
High Nessus Plugin ID 64823
SynopsisThe remote Unix host has an application that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording 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.
SolutionUpdate 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.