Published Jul 06, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-1723.A

Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-1723.A allows an attacker to gain access to and run arbitrary files on your computer.

Make sure you install all available updates from Java to avoid this exploit. For more information on updating Java please see the Additional information section in this entry.

Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-1723.A is the detection for malicious JavaScript code that attempts to exploit a vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) up to and including version 7, update 4 (described in CVE-2012-1723). 

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:

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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