EDIT: seems to have been fixed in versions newer than v7.40
Nasty bug in Skype (not lync/Skype for business)
“A security flaw in Skype’s updater process can allow an attacker to gain system-level privileges to a vulnerable computer.”
– The bug, if exploited, can escalate a local unprivileged user to the full “system” level rights — granting them access to every corner of the operating system.
Microsoft says that even though engineers “were able to reproduce the issue,” a fix will land “in a newer version of the product rather than a security update.”
#security #awareness #skype