Skype for iPhone OS has a bug that allows access to the phonebook

On September 21, 2011, in IOS, by admin

Skype is working to fix a serious security flaw identified in its application for the iPhone OS iPhone and iPod touch, which could allow an attacker to steal the victim’s address book data. The vulnerability, found in the chat window, can be used with a JavaScript code, and was discovered by the expert of security AppSec PhilPurviance. “Skype uses a locally stored HTML files to display chat messages from other Skype users, but fails to properly encode the user input ’Name,’allowing an attack by a malicious JavaScript that is executed when thevictim displays the message, “Purviance said on his blog. The heart of the problem, [...]

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