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Java Applet JAX-WS Remote Code Execution (CVE-2012-5076)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-833
Date Published:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-5076
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Oracle Java SE JDK or JRE 7 Update 7 and before
Vulnerability Description
A security bypass vulnerability has been reported in Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient access restriction in the default Java security properties configuration. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open an untrusted, specially crafted Java applet. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to bypass the sandbox restrictions.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Java Applet JAX-WS Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Oracle Protection Violation
Attack Information: Java Applet JAX-WS Remote Code Execution