Skype bug lets 'buddies' swipe files

Thursday, 25 May 2006, 1:27 AM EST

Skype has warned of a flaw in its popular VoIP client software that creates a means for hackers to swipe files from their "buddies". The flaw can be exploited via a malicious constructed Skype URL which initiates the transfer of a single named file to another Skype user.

The security bug stems from an error within the parsing of the parameters passed by the URL handler.

At The Register.

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