Skype URI handler file access

skype-uri-handler-file-access (26557) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Skype running on Microsoft Windows operating systems could allow a remote attacker access to an arbitrary file caused by a vulnerability in the URI handler. If a remote attacker was provided a link for downloading a file from the target victim, the remote attacker could modify the URI link to download an arbitrary file from the victim's system. The Skype file transfer dialogue box will appear when the malicious URI link is clicked.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in the SKYPE SECURITY BULLETIN SKYPE-SB/2006-001. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Skype Skype for Windows 2.0.x.104 and prior
  • Skype Skype for Windows 2.5.x.0 - 2.5.x.78

Reported:

May 19, 2006

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