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Vulnerability protection

ActiveX Kill Bits cumulative security update

Report ID: MS201311003
Date Published: 13 November 2013

Criticality: Critical
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote

Affected Product/Component:

Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1


A vulnerability in the InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control (icardie.dll) could be exploited into allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update to address a vulnerability reported in the InformationCardSigninHelper Class Active X (icardie.dll), which could be exploited into allowing an attacker to be able to execute code on an affected system. The vulnerability existed when the control is instantiated in Internet Explorer and corrupted the system state. This issue has been resolved in the latest update which introduces necessary correction and modification. Users are recommended to install the update onto their system as a protection measure against exploit attempts.

CVE Reference



Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-090)

Security Advisories

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