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Web Attack: Java CVE-2012-1533

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects an attempt to exploit a vulnerability in Java which may result in remote code execution.

Additional Information

Oracle Java SE is prone to a remote code execution vulnerability. Specifically, this issue occurs because the 'intial-heap-size' and 'max-heap-size' parameters in a JNLP file are not properly sanitized when creating the command line for 'javaw.exe'.

The vulnerability can be exploited over multiple protocols. This issue affects the 'Deployment' sub-component.

An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Affected

  • This vulnerability affects the following supported versions:
  • 7 Update 7, 6 Update 35
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