Kaspersky Lab discovers Silverlight zero-day vulnerability

    Kaspersky Lab discovers Silverlight zero-day vulnerability

    Kaspersky Lab discovers Silverlight zero-day vulnerability


    Posted: 13 Jan 2016

    Kaspersky Lab has discovered a dangerous zero-day vulnerability in Silverlight, potentially placing millions of users at risk.

    In a blog post on Wednesday, the cybersecurity firm said the vulnerability would allow an attacker to gain full access to a compromised computer and execute malicious code to steal secret information, conduct surveillance and cause wholesale destruction if they so wished.

    Silverlight is a web application framework developed by Microsoft for supporting and displaying information-rich content on the Web. Used by millions of PC owners worldwide across different operating systems, it is not common for security flaws in the framework to be reported -- but vulnerabilities could prove calamitous.

    The vulnerability, CVE-2016-0034, was discovered after Ars Technica revealed an alleged link between exploit and surveillance tool seller Hacking Team and Vitaliy Toropov, an independent exploit-writer...


    Read more: Kaspersky Lab discovers Silverlight zero-day vulnerability | ZDNet
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    13 Jan 2016


  1. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    What actually runs Silverlight? I know it comes with Windows Live.
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  2. Posts : 124,875
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #2

    swarfega said:
    What actually runs Silverlight? I know it comes with Windows Live.

    Silverlight was Microsoft’s answer and intended competitor to Adobe Flash, most programs now don't use it. :)
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  3. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    I thought that was the case.
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  4. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #4

    However, Amazon instant video still uses silverlight.
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  5. Posts : 3,081
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       #5

    swarfega said:
    What actually runs Silverlight? I know it comes with Windows Live.
    Sky.Go uses it
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