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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Winamp < 5.13
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
A multimedia application that is vulnerable to multiple buffer
overflows is installed on the remote Windows host.
The remote host is using Winamp, a popular media player for Windows.
It's possible that a remote attacker using a specially-crafted M3U or
PLS file can cause a buffer overflow in the version of Winamp
installed on the remote Windows host, resulting in a crash of the
application and even execution of arbitrary code remotely subject to
the user's rights. Note that these issues can reportedly be
exploited without user interaction by linking to a '.pls' file in an
See also :
Upgrade to Winamp version 5.13 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0
Networks Security ID: 16410, 16462
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security
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