Microsoft this week rolled out Silverlight 4, an update to its popular streaming media software for users running the software on both PCs and Macs.
As eSecurity Planet discovered, Microsoft decided it was best to push out an updated release to solve a series of nagging security glitches that were causing Silverlight to crash in some cases.
Two other bugs fixed in the update are related to use of Microsoft’s PlayReady digital rights management (DRM) technology. Without the update, PlayReady-encrypted media will not play on “certain configurations” of Windows XP or Mac OS, according to the article.
Also among the bugs fixed by the update is one that, when a Silverlight 4 plug-in is used with a Mac browser, creates a large memory leak when playing back a long media stream.
Microsoft released an update to its Silverlight media streaming client that fixes a range of bugs in both the Windows and Mac OS versions.
Instead of a patch, per se, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) released an update to Silverlight on Thursday. Most Silverlight users will be offered the update via the Silverlight installer, but there are other delivery options, as well.
“If your computer does not have Silverlight installed, the installer will be offered to you by Microsoft Update or by Windows Server Update Services (WSUS),” a knowledge base article posted to Microsoft Support online said.