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Java.Awetook

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 27, 2012
Updated:
August 27, 2012 3:27:27 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Java.Awetook exploits a zero-day vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to escalate its privileges in order to download and run a malicious payload on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 27, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 27, 2012 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 31, 2012 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 29, 2012
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads a file onto the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andrea Lelli

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