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Skype DoS
Skype DoS
Skype DoS

1. Skype and Internet Explorer uri handler mechanism memory resources consumption bug:

This will invoke many skype.exe processes and as they are not closed - much memory will be consumed. Such script will be blocked by popup blocker, so it is possible to do it other way:

... I've used about megabyte of such crap

Tested on IE7, WinXP SP2 and skype

2. Unexploitable Skype null pointer dereference:


To trigger the bug a right mouse button must be clicked, or menu button selected. Skype should crash :)

Found here: http://www.critical.lt/?opinions/show/1433
credits: Critical Security

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