Oracle Java SE 7 < Update 131 / 8 < Update 121 Arbitrary Code Execution

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9948

Synopsis

The remote host is missing a critical Oracle Java SE patch update.

Description

The version of Oracle Java SE installed on the remote host is prior to 7 Update 131, or 8 Update 121 and is affected by a flaw in the AWT subcomponent that is triggered when handling menu items. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code outside of intended sandbox restrictions.

Solution

Upgrade to Java 1.8.0_121 or later. If version 1.8.x cannot be obtained, version 1.7.0_131 is also patched for this vulnerability.

See Also

http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8u/jdk8u/jdk/rev/920bb0a994d1

http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8u/jdk8u/jdk/rev/270f977a4818

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9948

File Name: 9948.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2017/02/09

Modified: 2017/02/09

Dependencies: 8892, 8895

Nessus ID: 96628, 96629

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:java_se

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3260

BID: 95576

OSVDB: 150418