Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Silverlight

Memory corruption

Known malware:

Exploit kits: Angler, Archie, Astrum, Fiesta, Hanjuan, Infinity (Exploit kit), Neutrino, Nuclear Pack, RIG.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2013031201 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Silverlight

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Silverlight

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-0074

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error when rendering an HTML object. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site containing a malicious Silverlight applicationt, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: