Skype < URI Handler Security Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5362


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: 2010/03/15

Modified: 2016/01/21

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


Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.5


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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/12

Reference Information

BID: 38699