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Secunia Security Advisory 27934

Secunia Security Advisory 27934
Posted Dec 7, 2007
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Skype, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 27934

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TITLE:
Skype skype4com URI Handler Heap Corruption Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA27934

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/27934/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Skype for Windows 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/4250/
Skype for Windows 2.x
http://secunia.com/product/7268/
Skype for Windows 3.x
http://secunia.com/product/12919/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Skype, which can be exploited by
malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "skype4com" URI
handler when processing short string values and can be exploited to
corrupt memory.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a
user e.g. visits a malicious website.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 3.6 Gold released
on 2007-11-15.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 3.6 Gold released on 2007-11-15 or later.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by an anonymous person via ZDI.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
ZDI:
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-070.html

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About:
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vulnerabilities.

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use those supplied by the vendor.

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