A few minutes ago on my dad's computer, his MSE found a Java:Exploit CVE 2010-0840.CE ranked severe on his computer and quarantined it.
(It was not running a scan, just popped up and said it had found this thing and to quarantine it.)
I looked up the information of the microsoft website here
And looked around at other versions of this Java exploit and found that its
"successful exploitation leads to remote code execution."
First of all, I quarantined it and am now running MBAM full scan.
I also checked and he did have an old version of Java (ver 7) installed along with update 24 so I uninstalled the version 7.
Now what does 'remote code execution' mean? Could someone explain this.
Also, is there anything else I need to check on his computer.
MSE had found it just as I was disconnecting from the internet and had opened up CCleaner.
I really need to know if this kind of thing could have stolen information from online,
because my family had just been on the FAFSa (student college loan) website right before it was detected on his computer.
We put private information into the FAFSA govt and IRS govt websites.
Do I need to check for any other old versions of java?
or for any temp files, or his firewall settings?
If it is quarantined, do I still have to delete it from his computer somehow?
I've never run into a Java Exploit before.
And apparently this version of the exploit (.CE) was just released yesterday so I don't know when it got on his computer
but his MSE was update at 6:30 am and 2:30 pm today and wasn't detected until around 4:30-5:00pm
Please help, confidential information could be involved.
Thank you for your time