Skype Technologies < NSRRunAlertPanel Function Format String (Mac OS X) (deprecated)

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3772
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The remote host is vulnerable to a remote format string flaw.


The remote host is using Skype, a peer to peer chat and VoIP software. The remote version of this software contains a format string flaw. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a user to open a malicious URI that was handled by the Skype software. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3772

Published: 10/4/2006

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 1735, 8314, 3773

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5084

BID: 20218