Skype Stack Version Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 21208


It was possible to obtain the stack version and timestamp of the remote Skype node.


The remote host is running Skype, a peer-to-peer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) application.

By connecting to the remote port, it is possible to query the remote service to obtain the stack version and its timestamp.


If this service is not needed, disable it. Note that filtering this port will not be sufficient, since this software can establish outgoing connections.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 21208

File Name: skype_version.nbin

Version: $Revision: 1.115 $

Type: remote

Published: 2006/04/11

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 19772

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:skype:skype

Required KB Items: Services/skype