Intrusion Prevention

Sun.Java.Signed.Applet.Social.Engineering.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a remote code-execution vulnerability in multiple operating systems.
The vulnerability is caused by insufficient checking of embedded signed Java applets in HTML documents. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending a web page with an embedded crafted signed Java applet.

Affected Products

Windows (x86)
Mac OS X
Linux (x86)

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are not aware of any officially supplied patch for this issue.