Skype Extras Manager (skypePM.exe) skype-plugin: URI Arbitrary XML File Deletion (uncredentialed check)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Skype client allows deletion of arbitrary XML files.

Description :

According to its timestamp, the version of Skype installed on the
remote host likely includes a version of the Skype Extras Manager
(skypePM.exe) that has a flaw in its handling of the 'skype-plugin:'
protocol.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into clicking
on a specially crafted link, an arbitrary '.xml' file could be deleted
on the affected system subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-028/
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2010/Mar/115

Solution :

Upgrade to Skype 4.2.0.169 or later as that is reported to address
the issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 50597 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38667

CVE ID:

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