Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
MS10-060 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of critical vulnerabilities in the .NET Common Language Runtime and Silverlight, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.
The Common Language Runtime (CLR) is a run-time environment provided by the .NET Framework which makes the development process easier.
The affected components are:
The addressed vulnerabilities are:
If exploited successfully, this vulnerability allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.
This vulnerability can be exploited using different means:
If you have any of the vulnerable components, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.
Bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS09-061.