Aliases: Java.Exploit.CVE-2010-0840.F (BitDefender) Exploit.Java.Blacole (Ikarus) JAVA_BLACOLE.ERC (Trend Micro)
Exploit:Java/Blacole.W is the detection for the Java class module included in "worms.jar" that is part of the "Blackhole" exploit pack. The file "worms.jar" is an applet that exploits the vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment described in CVE-2010-0840.
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Update vulnerable Java applications
This threat exploits a known vulnerability in Java. After removing this threat, make sure that you install the updates available from the vendor. You can read more about this vulnerability in Java, as well as where to download the software update from the following links:
It may be necessary to remove older versions of Java that are still present. Keeping old and unsupported versions of Java on your system presents a serious security risk. To read more about why you should remove older versions of Java, see the following information.