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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45060


The remote Skype client is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


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 used on 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.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45060

File Name: skype_4_2_0_155.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/03/15

Modified: 2014/06/05

Dependencies: 21208, 10785

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:skype:skype

Required KB Items: Services/skype

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/10

Reference Information

BID: 38699

OSVDB: 62853

Secunia: 38908