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Skype URI Handler Format String Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016966
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5084   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 4 2006
Original Entry Date:  Oct 2 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Skype. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a format string flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system. Specially crafted arguments passed to the Skype URI handler can trigger this flaw.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version of Skype for Mac (1.5.*.80 or later).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.

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