|Number of vulnerabilities||1|
|CVE ID|| CVE-2012-1723
|CWE ID|| CWE-20
|Public exploit||This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.|
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers
This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The weakness exists due to an error in the HotSpot bytecode verifier. By using untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets in a client deployment, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
Install update from vendor's website:
Java SE: 5 Update 35, 6 Update 32, 7 Update 4CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.