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Java:Exploit CVE 2010-0840.CE

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#1 BalladCarver


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:24 PM


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

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#2 BalladCarver

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:50 PM

please disregard this post as I have made a similar thread in the Malware removal thread, thank you.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:40 PM

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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