[Crew] A Skype outage. 14 hours. log-in problem shut out many users.

Richard Rothwell richard at caliban.org.uk
Sat Aug 18 19:02:54 BST 2007


>    1. A Skype outage. 14 hours. log-in problem shut out many users.
>       (SneakyRussian)
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> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 09:34:52 +0100
> From: SneakyRussian <sneakyrussian2600 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Crew] A Skype outage. 14 hours. log-in problem shut out many
> 	users.
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> http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136075-c,webtelephonyconferencing/article.html
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> is it a coincidence that it was the day that Micro$oft rolled out a 
> bunch of updates.

According to Full Disclosure, no...

Hi all!
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> On SecurityLab.ru forum an exploit code was published by an
> anonymous user. Reportedly it must have caused Skype massive
> disconnections today.
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> The PoC uses standard Skype client to call to a specific number.
> This call causes denial of service of current Skype server and
> forces Skype to reconnect to another server. The new server also
> "freezes" and so on ... the entire network.
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> Liks: http://www.securitylab.ru/news/301422.php
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> PoC: http://en.securitylab.ru/poc/301420.php
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rgds,
R




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