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Exploit:Java/Majava.A

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Exploit

Platform: Java

Summary


Exploit:Java/Majava.A identifies malicious files that exploit vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Generic detections are broad patterns of code or behavior that are used by security software to identify programs or files. If you suspect the detected file was incorrectly identified, go to: Removal: Resolve a False Positive.

Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically handle a harmful program or file by either deleting or renaming it.

Exploit 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.

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Technical Details


Exploit:Java/Majava.A is a generic detection that identifies exploit files used to target and exploit vulnerabilities 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 Blackhole exploit kit.

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