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

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9948


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


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.


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9948

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2017/02/09

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 8892, 8895

Nessus ID: 96628, 96629

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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