Skype skype: URI Handling /Datapath Argument Injection Settings Manipulation (credentialed check)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Skype client is affected by an information disclosure

Description :

According to its timestamp, the version of Skype installed on the
remote Windows host fails to sanitize input in its URI handler to its
'/Datapath' argument, which specifies the location of the Skype
configuration files and security policy.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into clicking
on a specially crafted link, the client could be made to use a
Datapath location on a remote SMB share. In turn, this could lead to
man-in-the-middle attacks or the disclosure of sensitive information,
such as call history associated with the user.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Skype or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 45061 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38699


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