Intrusion Prevention

Oracle.Java.Applet.Reflection.Type.Confusion.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a remote Code Execution vulnerability in Oracle Java.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software attempts to convert field types in Java. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted Java file.

Affected Products

JDK and JRE 7 Update 17 and earlier
JDK and JRE 6 Update 43 and earlier
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 41 and earlier

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuapr2013-1928497.html

CVE References

CVE-2013-2423