sun jdk CVE-2012-4681 vulnerability in Sun and Other Products
Published on August 28, 2012

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Multiple vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 6 and earlier allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted applet that bypasses SecurityManager restrictions by (1) using com.sun.beans.finder.ClassFinder.findClass and leveraging an exception with the forName method to access restricted classes from arbitrary packages such as sun.awt.SunToolkit, then (2) using "reflection with a trusted immediate caller" to leverage the getField method to access and modify private fields, as exploited in the wild in August 2012 using Gondzz.class and Gondvv.class.

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Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE allow for remote code execution.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by March 24, 2022: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

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