Intrusion Prevention

MS.Silverlight.Text.Decoder.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Silverlight.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking a user into visiting a webpage with a maliciously crafted object and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Microsoft Silverlight 5 when installed on Mac
Microsoft Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime when installed on Mac
Microsoft Silverlight 5 when installed on all supported releases of Microsoft Windows clients
Microsoft Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime when installed on all supported releases of Microsoft Windows clients
Microsoft Silverlight 5 when installed on all supported releases of Microsoft Windows servers
Microsoft Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime when installed on all supported releases of Microsoft Windows servers

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-006

CVE References

CVE-2016-0034