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Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the version of Java JRE plugin
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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
Threat Level: High
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