Vulnerability identifier: #VU6171
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions on the target system.
The weakness caused by weak access control on static classes. Tricking the victim into running a malicious Java applet a remote attacker can bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in security bypass.
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Vulnerable software versions
Java SE: 5 Update 31, 5 Update 33, 5 Update 35, 5 Update 38, 5 Update 40, 5 Update 45, 6u10, 6u11, 6u12, 6u13, 6u14, 6u15, 6u16, 6u17, 6u18, 6u19, 6u20, 6u27, 6u30, 6u32, 6u34, 6u38, 6u41, 6u45, 6u95, 6u101, 6u105, 6u113, 6u115, 6u121, 7, 7u2, 7u4, 7u6, 7u7
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?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.