Skype < 4.2.0.155 URI Handler Security Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5362

Synopsis

The remote host is running an instant messaging application that is vulnerable to a security bypass attack.

Description

The version of Skype installed on the remote host is earlier than 4.2.0.155. 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.

Solution

Upgrade to Skype 4.2.0.155 or later.

See Also

http://share.skype.com/sites/garage/2010/03/10/ReleaseNotes_4.2.0.155.pdf

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5362

Published: 2010/03/15

Modified: 2016/01/21

Nessus ID: 45060, 45061

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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