Skype for Mac 5.x < 5.1.0.922 Unspecified Remote Code Execution (uncredentialed check)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Skype client allows arbitrary code execution.

Description :

According to its timestamp, the version of Skype installed on the
remote Mac OS X host reportedly allows an attacker to send a specially
crafted message to a user on the affected host and execute arbitrary
code.

Note that by default, such a message would have to come from someone
in a user's Skype Contact List.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6a8cef8d
http://www.nessus.org/u?c36790c1

Solution :

Upgrade to Skype for Mac 5.1.0.922 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 53845 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47747

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2074