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

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

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Skype or later as that is reported to address the

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 50598 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38667


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