Skype Technologies URI Handler Remote Code Execution

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4531

Synopsis

The remote host may be tricked into running an executable file

Description

The version of Skype installed on the remote host is vulnerable to a flaw wherein specially formatted 'file://' URI will allow the download and execution of executable files. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, would need to be able to coerce a user into browsing a malicious URI. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade to Skype release 3.8.0.139.

See Also

http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=711

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4531

File Name: 4531.prm

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/19

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2545, CVE-2008-1805

BID: 29553

OSVDB: 46010