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09 November 2005


A security bug has been found in the "Skype for Windows user client" that can make it execute arbitrary code through a buffer overflow when Skype is called upon to handle malformed URLs that are in Skype-specific URI types callto:// and skype://. In addition, Skype can be made to execute arbitrary code during importation of a VCARD that is in a specific non-standard format. So, it is recomended to upgrade to the newest Sykep version (Release 1.4.*.84 or later). More Info: Tags: , , , ,


  1. Microsoft continues to buy VoIP companies - after Teleo this summer, MS bought Swiss VoIP company ( last week. What do you think would be Skype’s value if MS (or Google) buys GIPS (current voice engine provider to Skype)?

  2. Thanks for the info Tarek ...

  3. Thanks for the advice ,I have only used Skype two or three times since downloading it ,will go & check which version I have.