Oracle Java SE Hotspot JSR 292 Method Handles RCE

high Nessus Plugin ID 90828
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The remote Windows host contains a programming platform that is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.


The version of Oracle Java SE or Java for Business installed on the remote host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the Hotspot subcomponent due to an unsafe implementation of the Reflection API, which improperly processes JSR 292 method handles due to a lack of enforcement of class loader constraints. A remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious web page, to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox.


Upgrade to Oracle JDK / JRE 8 Update 77, 7 Update 99 or later.
If necessary, remove any affected versions.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90828

File Name: oracle_java_se_CVE-2016-0636.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/2/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: sun_java_jre_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0636


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:jre, cpe:/a:oracle:jdk

Required KB Items: SMB/Java/JRE/Installed, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/23/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0636