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Skype URI Argument Handling Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-10-03    Last Update:  2006-10-09    Views:  16,149

Secunia Advisory SA22185

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Tom Ferris has reported a vulnerability in Skype for Mac, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error within the handling of URI arguments and can be exploited via a specially crafted Skype URL containing format specifiers.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability affects versions 1.5.*.79 and prior.


Solution:
Update to version 1.5.0.80.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Tom Ferris

Original Advisory:
Skype:
http://www.skype.com/security/skype-sb-2006-002.html

Tom Ferris:
http://www.security-protocols.com/sp-x34-advisory.php

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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