Skype < URI Handler Security Vulnerability

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5362
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The remote host is running an instant messaging application that is vulnerable to a security bypass attack.


The version of Skype installed on the remote host is earlier than Such versions are potentially affected by a flaw in the handling of specially crafted 'skype: ' URIs. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, could control certain Skype settings and possibly gain access to sensitive information.


Upgrade to Skype or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5362

Published: 3/15/2010

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 45060, 45061

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 3/10/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/12/2010

Reference Information

BID: 38699