skype Extension For Firefox skype_tool.copy_num string information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in skype Extension For Firefox (Unified Communication Software). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the file skype_tool.copy_num. The manipulation of the argument string with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was published 12/22/2008 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2008-5697 since 12/22/2008. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by irk4z and been published even before and not after the advisory. It is declared as functional. The exploit is available at The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 76 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 31613) and X-Force (45739).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.2
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Functional
Author: irk4z
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Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2008-5697 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 31613 - Skype Toolbars Extension for Firefox BETA Clipboard Security Weakness
X-Force: 45739 - Skype extension for Firefox BETA skype_tool.copy_num() function weak security

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 12/02/2017 10:36 AM
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