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Sun JRE Java Plug-in JavaScript Security Restriction Bypass (2)

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Java JRE plugin

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using a vulnerable version of Sun Java Runtime
Plug-in, an addon to many web browser like Internet Explorer to
display java applets.

It has been reported that the Java JRE Plug-in Security can be bypassed.
As a result, a possible hacker may be able to exploit it by creating a malicious
Java applet to compromise the computer.

Additionally, a denial of service vulnerability is present in the remote
version of the JVM. A possible hacker could exploit it by creating an applet
which misuses the serialization API.

Solution : Upgrade to JRE 1.4.2_08 or 1.5.0 update 2
See also : http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101749-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 13958, 13945

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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