Windows 10: Kaspersky Lab discovers Silverlight zero-day vulnerability

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       13 Jan 2016 #1

    Kaspersky Lab discovers Silverlight zero-day vulnerability


    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
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  2.    13 Jan 2016 #1

    What actually runs Silverlight? I know it comes with Windows Live.
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  3.    13 Jan 2016 #2

    swarfega said: View Post
    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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  4.    13 Jan 2016 #3

    I thought that was the case.
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  5. Posts : 1,555
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       13 Jan 2016 #4

    However, Amazon instant video still uses silverlight.
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  6. dencal's Avatar
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       13 Jan 2016 #5

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