MacOS Users vulnerable to Blackhole exploit kit

Published: 2012-04-03
Last Updated: 2012-04-03 20:56:34 UTC
by Manuel Humberto Santander Pelaez (Version: 2)
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UPDATE: Apple just released Java for OS X 2012-001 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7, which addresses this vulnerability. You can download the new versions from More information about the release notes at

If you own a MacOS computer, you might want to disable java for a while until Oracle develops a patch to solve CVE-2012-0507 vulnerability, because there is a Blackhole Exploit Kit version in the wild exploiting this vulnerability and it also can be exploited using metasploit.

If you want to disable java plugins in your MacOS computer, Marcus J. Carey created a video showing how to do it.

More information about this issue at

Manuel Humberto Santander Peláez
SANS Internet Storm Center - Handler
Twitter: @manuelsantander
e-mail:msantand at isc dot sans dot org

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This does or does not pertain to all Apple devices, namely iPad, and the like?
No. This only applies to OS X. iOS (iPad, iPhone) does not run Java.
Just wanna make sure...... The update you mention in your "UPDATE" section fixes CVE-2012-0507 correct?

With your UPDATE post being at the top, I was confused when reading this since I didn't see the original article before you posted the update

Thanks for the great work Handlers!!
The complete list of patched CVEs is now live here: . It does include CVE-2012-0507

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