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EasyBits Extras Manager Unspecified Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

October 12, 2009

Description

EasyBits Extras Manager is prone to an unspecified vulnerability. The cause and impact of this issue are currently unknown. This issue affects versions prior to Extras Manager 2.0.0.67 shipped with versions prior to Skype 4.1.0.179 for Windows. Very few technical details are currently available. We will update this BID as more information emerges.

Technologies Affected

  • EasyBits Software Extras Manager 2.0.0.67
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.0.0.206
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.0.0.215
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.0.0.216
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.0.0.224
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.0.0.226
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.0.0.227
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.1.0.130
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.1.0.136
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.1.0.141
  • Skype Technologies Skype 4.1.0.166

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.

To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Various memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable and randomly mapped memory segments) may hinder an attacker's ability to exploit vulnerabilities that may be leveraged to execute arbitrary code.
Vendor updates are available. Please see the references for details.

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