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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Mar 13, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Exploit.Java.CVE-2012-0507.c (Kaspersky) Exploit-CVE2012-0507 (McAfee) Troj/Java-CT (Sophos)


Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-0507.A is the detection for a malicious Java applet stored within a Java archive (.JAR) that attempts to exploit a vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) up to and including versions 7 update 2, versions 6 update 30 and versions 5 update 33. The vulnerability is described in CVE-2012-0507.

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 applications

This threat exploits a known vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). To prevent your computer from being vulnerable to this malware, make sure that you install the updates available from the vendor. You can read more about this vulnerability 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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