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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-6517

Microsoft Skype contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system. This vulnerability exists due to the way .dll files are loaded by Skype. It allows an attacker to load a .dll of the attacker's choosing that could execute arbitrary code without the user's knowledge.The specific flaw exists within the handling of DLL (api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-0.dll) loading by the Skype.exe process.
Publish Date : 2017-03-23 Last Update Date : 2019-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 427

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-6517

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Skype * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Skype 1

- References For CVE-2017-6517 CONFIRM
BID 96969 Skype CVE-2017-6517 DLL Loading Local Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2017-03-23
SECTRACK 1038209
FULLDISC 20170316 Skype Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability (api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-0.dll)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-6517

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