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The remote Skype client is affected by a security policy bypass
The version of Skype installed on the remote host reportedly uses
improper logic in its 'file:' URI handler when validating URLs by
failing to check for certain dangerous file extensions and checking
for others in a case-sensitive manner.
If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into clicking on
a specially crafted 'file:' URI, this issue could be leveraged to
execute arbitrary code on the affected system subject to the user's
Note this only affects Skype for Windows.
See also :
Upgrade to Skype version 220.127.116.11 or later.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true