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

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3772


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: 2006/10/04

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 3773, 1735, 8314

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5084

BID: 20218