Skype URI Processing Arbitrary XML File Deletion VulnerabilityZDI-10-028: March 11th, 2010
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to remove arbitrary XML files on vulnerable installations of Skype. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.
The specific flaw exists in Skype's handling of the 'skype-plugin:' protocol. An attacker can specify a malicious URI, that upon clicking, will trigger the deletion of an arbitrary attacker specified XML file.
Vendor ResponseSkype states:
2009-07-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-03-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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