NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, September 21, 2004

New Java Applet Trojan that uses vulnerability in Sun Java Runtime Posted by Jarno @ 11:03 GMT

Today we found a new type of malicious Java applet. Unlike Java Applet trojans that we have seen
previously, Java/Binny.A uses exploit in Sun Java Runtime, and is thus capable of affecting any web browser that uses Sun Java Runtime for executing Java Applets.

This means that also those who use Mozilla or Opera are also in danger, not just users of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

If you are using Sun Java Runtime that is older than 1.41_04 please update it.

Sun Alert notification about the Java Runtime vulnerability