Skype Temporary File Arbitrary File Overwrite

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3070


The remote host is vulnerable to a local flaw in the way that it protects data files.


The remote host is using Skype, a peer to peer chat and VoIP software. The remote version of this software contains a security issue that may allow a local attacker to overwrite sensitive data files. Successful exploitation would result in loss of confidential data or possibly a Denial of Service (DoS).


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3070

Published: 2005/07/18

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Reference Information

BID: 14293