The ever-popular VoIP package, Skype
, has received an update recently to its Mac edition. The company has released a security update
to address a flaw in their software package that could result in remote system compromise, which affects all versions prior to 220.127.116.11:
The security bug stems from a format string error in the Skype URI handler. The flaw creates a potential means for hackers to create a maliciously constructed Skype URL which, if followed, might allow them to inject hostile code onto vulnerable systems.
Security company Secunia has the bug duly noted
, and anyone using Skype should download the update. This comes just a few days after Apple releases a host of updates
for OS X. It's been a busy week for Mac users.