Microsoft Skype DLL Planting Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-16-680: April 6th, 2017
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Skype. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the handling of .skype files. By providing a crafted file, an attacker is able to load an arbitrary DLL. This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the process.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2016-03-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2017-04-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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