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MS11-078: Description of the security update for Microsoft Silverlight: October 11, 2011

Introduction
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS11-078. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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More information about this security update

Update information

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, multi-environment plug-in that delivers the next generation of Microsoft .NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the web.

This update offers a new build (version 4.0.60831.0) that is an upgrade to earlier versions of Silverlight. This update is included in current Silverlight installers. 

This update is available from the following sources:
Silverlight site
The Silverlight installer includes all earlier updates in addition to this update. To install the latest version of Silverlight on your computer, visit the following Microsoft website:
Microsoft update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
If you have an earlier version of Silverlight installed on your computer, this update is available from Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as an important update and will be offered as the following:
Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB 2617986)
If you do not have an earlier version of Silverlight installed, this update is also available from Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as an optional update and will be offered as the following:
Microsoft Silverlight (KB 2617986)

How to hide this update so that it does not appear again

Click here to view or hide detailed information
Windows XP
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Update or Microsoft Update.
  2. Click Custom.
  3. Click to clear the check box that is next to the update that you want to hide.
  4. Expand the update that you want to hide, and then click to select the Don't show this update again check box.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
  2. Click Check for updates.
  3. After the scan for updates is complete, click the Optional updates are available link.
  4. In the Select the updates you want to install section, right-click the update that you want to hide, and then click Hide update.
  5. Click OK.

Removal information

To uninstall Silverlight, visit the following Microsoft website, and then click Uninstall Silverlight:

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace a previously released security update.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Silverlight.exe4.0.608316,283,63230-August-201118:03
Silverlight_Developer.exe4.0.608318,575,37630-August-201118:35
Silverlight.dmg4.0.6083113,539,53330-August-201119:08
Silverlight_Developer.dmg4.0.6083118,784,10330-August-201119:09
REFERENCES
For more information about Silverlight, visit the following Microsoft websites: To report issues about this update or to send any feedback to the Microsoft Silverlight development team, visit the following Microsoft website:
update security_patch security_update security bug flaw vulnerability malicious attacker exploit registry unauthenticated buffer overrun overflow specially-formed scope specially-crafted denial of service DoS TSE
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Article ID: 2617986 - Last Review: 10/25/2011 17:59:00 - Revision: 2.0

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