Date Discovered

January 8, 2019


Microsoft Skype for Android is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. An attacker with physical access can exploit this issue to gain elevated privileges.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Skype for Android 8.35


Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Allow only trusted users to have local interactive access to the affected computer.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



Florian Kunushevci

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