Threat Description

Exploit: ​Java/Agent


Category: Malware
Type: Exploit
Platform: Java
Aliases: Exploit:​Java/Agent, Exploit.Java.Agent.F


A program or technique that takes advantage of a vulnerability to remotely access or attack a program, computer or server.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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Technical Details

Exploit:Java/Agent identifies various specially-crafted Java Class files that exploit vulnerabilities in the Java Virtual Machine (VM) to download and execute malicious files on the affected machine.

Various vulnerabilities, exploits and obfuscations have been observed in use by the malicious files. One of the most common vulnerabilities targeted is CVE-2008-5353


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