A new version of Silverlight 5 is now available for download for the users of computers running under Microsoft’s Windows platform.
Released on Tuesday as Silverlight 5 Build 5.1.10411.0, the latest flavor of the free plug-in powered by the .NET framework also arrives with the latest security patches that Microsoft released for it. The update
is part of bulletin MS12-034 that Microsoft released on Tuesday to address a series of vulnerabilities found to affect a variety of its products.
“This security update resolves three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and seven privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, the Microsoft .NET Framework, and Microsoft Silverlight,” the company announced.
“The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits a malicious webpage that embeds TrueType font files.”
Those who would like to learn additional details on the fix, as well as on the products and platforms affected, should have a look at this article
on Microsoft's website.
Along with resolving this security breach, the latest flavor of Silverlight 5 also arrives with a variety of other fixes in tow.
One of these issues resulted in certain character combinations causing Silverlight application to crash. Another would not allow Silverlight to play content which required Output Protection.
The release notes of Silverlight 5 Build 5.1.10411.0 also show: - Fixes an issue where “Best Effort” Silverlight Digital Rights Management Output Protection levels failed on some machines
- Fixed a failure to update OOB applications that are configured to use elevated trust when in browser
- Fixes an issue where persistent license acquisition would fail when a customer upgrades from Silverlight 4 to Silverlight 5.
- Fixes an issue where the SL5 plugin displays blank window after installing a font with a font name that starts with “&”
- Fixes an issue where moving a focus to TextBox or RichTextBox after moving a focus to ItemsControl causes IME to be disabled
- Fixes a Silverlight DRM issue where some customers encounter hardware ID mismatch errors which can only be resolved by re-individualization
Additionally, the update was meant to resolve an Access Violation issue. Details on it can be found via this link
. Download Silverlight 5 Build 5.1.10411.0