Description published Jul 30, 2012|Description updated Oct 22, 2012

Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-1723!generic

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-1723 is a malicious Java applet that attempts to exploit a vulnerability (CVE-2012-1723) in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in order to download and install files of an attacker’s choice onto your computer.

If you visit a website containing the malicious code while using a vulnerable version of Java, the exploit is loaded. It then attempts to download and execute files from a remote host/URL; the files that are downloaded and executed could include additional malware.

The following versions of Java are vulnerable to this exploit:

  • JDK and JRE 7 Update 4 and earlier Java SE
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 32 and earlier Java SE
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 35 and earlier Java SE
  • SDK and JRE 1.4.2_37 and earlier Java SE

 

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