Threat Description

Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-5076.B

Details

Category:Malware
Type:Exploit
Platform:Java

Summary



Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-5076.B identifies malicious Java Archive (JAR) files that exploit a known vulnerability.



Removal



Prevention

Java exploits typically target known vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment; to prevent successful exploitation, please ensure you install the latest updates available for Java and/or remove any old, unnecessary installations.

To ensure you have the recommended version of Java installed on your system, please refer to the vendor's Verify Java version page.

Disinfection

F-Secure Anti-Virus will automatically clean the relevant files.

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Technical Details



Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-5076.B is a Generic Detection that identifies malicious Java Archive (JAR) files that exploit a known vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

If successfully used, exploits can provide an attacker with a wide range of possible actions, from viewing data on a restricted-user database to almost complete control of a compromised system.

The exploit files may be delivered by other malware, such as the Cool exploit kit. This exploit kit is associated with distributing Reveton ransomware.






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