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