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Vulnerability protection

Microsoft Silverlight vulnerability could allow information disclosure


Report ID: MS201310008
Date Published: 9 October 2013

Criticality: Important
Compromise Type: information-disclosure
Compromise From: remote


Affected Product/Component:

Microsoft Silverlight 5
Microsoft Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime




Summary

A vulnerability in Microsoft Silverlight could disclose information on a local system.



Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update for Microsoft Silverlight to address an information disclosure vulnerability. The vulnerability was caused by improper handling of objects in memory, and could be exploited into disclosing information on a local system.

The issue has been fixed in the latest update by correcting the way Silverlight checks memory pointers when accessing certain elements. Users are recommended to install the update onto their system as a protection measure against potential exploit attempts.



CVE Reference

CVE-2013-3896



Solution

Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-087)




Security Advisories

For a list of known vulnerabilities affecting F-Secure products and the released fixes, please refer to the Security Advisories page.