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Sun Java Applet Invocation Version Specification Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for older versions of the Java SDK and JRE

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote version of Windows contains a version of the Java JRE
which is older than 1.4.2_06 / 1.3.1_13.

Even if a newer version of this software is installed, a malicious Java
Applet may invoke a particular version of the Java JRE to be executed with.

As a result, a rogue java applet may exploit this vulnerability to request
to be executed with a known to be buggy version of the Java JRE.

Solution : De-install older versions of the Java JRE
Risk factor: High

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