MS13-052: Vulnerability in Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2861561) (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 67208
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A multimedia application framework installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Microsoft Silverlight installed on the remote host reportedly handles a dereference to a NULL pointer incorrectly.

If an attacker could trick a user on the affected system into visiting a website hosting a malicious Silverlight application, the attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the affected system, subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a patch for Silverlight 5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67208

File Name: macosx_ms13-052.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 7/10/2013

Updated: 7/14/2018

Dependencies: macosx_silverlight_installed.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:silverlight

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, MacOSX/Silverlight/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/9/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3178

BID: 60938

MSFT: MS13-052

IAVB: 2013-B-0071

MSKB: 2847559