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Skype Technologies URI Handler Remote Code Execution



The remote host may be tricked into running an executable file


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.


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