Skype installed (Skype_Detected)

About this signature or vulnerability

Proventia Network IPS, Proventia-G 1.1 and earlier, Proventia Network MFS, IBM Security Host Protection for Desktops, Proventia Network IDS, Virtual Server Protection for Vmware, IBM Security Network Protection, IBM Security Host Protection for Servers (Unix), Proventia Server IPS for Linux technology, IBM Security Host Protection for Servers (Windows), RealSecure Server Sensor:

This signature detects Skype activity on a network. Because this signature is an audit, blocking must be set manually.


Default risk level

Low risk vulnerability  Low

Sensors that have this signature

Proventia Network IPS: XPU 1.83, Proventia-G 1.1 and earlier: XPU 24.44, Proventia Network MFS: XPU 1.83, IBM Security Host Protection for Desktops: 1840, Proventia Network IDS: XPU 24.44, Virtual Server Protection for Vmware: 1.0, IBM Security Network Protection: 5.1, IBM Security Host Protection for Servers (Unix): 2.2.2, Proventia Server IPS for Linux technology: 1.83, IBM Security Host Protection for Servers (Windows): 1.0.914.1840, IBM Security Host Protection for Servers (Windows): 2.1.14.2400, RealSecure Server Sensor: XPU 24.44

Systems affected

Microsoft Skype

Type

Protocol Signature

Vulnerability description

Skype has been installed on this system.

Skype is a VoIP application for making phone calls over the Internet.

How to remove this vulnerability

If this application is not allowed at your organization, Skype should be uninstalled.

References

Skype Web site
Skype - The whole world can talk for free.
http://www.skype.com/

ISS X-Force
Skype installed
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/16252.php