Skype < 188.8.131.52 Multiple Remote Overflows (credentialed check)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20090
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.
DescriptionThe remote host is running Skype, a peer-to-peer, voice-over-IP software.
The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a heap overflow in the handling of its data structures. An attacker can exploit this flaw by sending a specially crafted network packet to UDP or TCP ports Skype is listening on.
Successful exploitation of this issue may result in a crash of the Skype user client or code execution on the remote host.
SolutionUpgrade to skype version 184.108.40.206 or later.