While data can be a valuable target and will probably the goal as this exploit matures, it is not the only goal this exploit is being used for. A common payload for this currently is a cryptominer. It's also being used to create nodes on a botnet. Compute power and network bandwidth have value also.

On Wed, 2021-12-15 at 06:38 -0700, Charles Wilt wrote:

I suspect that on a perfectly configured system, with a properly configured
object authority scheme in place the amount of damage would be limited.

I also suspect, very few such systems exist. :/

Even if the Java app isn't running under a profile with special
authorities, in my experience it's likely running under a profile that's
used by multiple apps. Thus increasing the amount of data exposed.


On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 11:16 PM Peter Dow <petercdow@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:petercdow@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:


Wouldn't they need authority to do something like DLTLIB *ALL?

I mean they may not need credentials, but wouldn't it inherit the
authorities of whatever context the Java app is in?

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