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High-Risk Security Holes Found in Skype VoIP Software Client Version 1.4 - Skype™ Technologies recently acquired by eBay Inc., warned in two separate advisories that vulnerabilities could lead of system access, import of malicious VCard, or denial-of-service attacks.
High-Risk Security Holes Found in Skype VoIP Software Client Version 1.4

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Sidney, Australia, 2005/11/06 - Skype™ Technologies recently acquired by eBay Inc., warned in two separate advisories that vulnerabilities could lead of system access, import of malicious VCard, or denial-of-service attacks..

   
 
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Skype Technologies SA has posted software fixes for most affected users. There are no reports of public exploits for the vulnerabilities.
There is no patch available yet for Skype for Pocket PC users.

These flaws affect a number of Windows versions of the software, from Version 1.1 to Version 1.4.
The 1st of these flaws could be exploited by tricking a Skype™ user to click on a specially crafted URL, while the second would require a Skype user to import a malicious VCard (an electronic business card format used by some e-mail softwares).

Lynx flaw affects Red Hat, Ubuntu Linux. Attackers could exploit a security hole in Lynx -- a text-based Web browser -- to cause a stack-based buffer overflow and launch malicious code.

Skype™ with nearly 200 million downloads has become one of the most popular internet telecom company in the world.
The exponential growth of downloads and the time devoted by Skype users to communication via Skype™ is responding by making Skype 'The Global P2P Telephony Company™' its first choice in internet telephony.

About Skype Technologies SA

Skype™, the Global Internet Communications Company™, allows people everywhere to make free, unlimited, superior quality voice calls via its award-winning innovative peer-to-peer software for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Pocket PC platforms. Skype is available in 27 languages and is the fastest growing voice communications offering worldwide. 61 million people are registered to use Skype's free services, with more than 3 million people using Skype simultaneously at any one time. Skype earns revenue through its premium service offerings, and has a growing network of global affiliates, and a community of developers working with the Skype APIs. Skype Technologies SA is headquartered in Luxembourg and has offices in London and Estonia.

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