Published Jan 05, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Exploit.CVE2011-3544.2 (Dr.Web) Java/Exploit.CVE-2011-3544.M (ESET) (Kaspersky) Mal/JavaGen-A (Sophos)


Exploit:Java/CVE-2011-3544.O is a malicious Java applet stored within a Java Archive (.JAR) file. It attempts to exploit a vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle JAVA SE JDK and JRE 7, 6 Update 27 and earlier. The vulnerability allows an unsigned Java applet to gain elevated privileges and potentially have unrestricted access to run arbitrary Java code outside of the "sandbox" environment.

More information about the vulnerability is available in the following articles:

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:

For more information on antivirus software, see

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.

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