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Winamp Malformed Midi File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the version number of Winamp

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host contains a multimedia application that is
prone to a buffer overflow attack.

Description :

The remote host is using Winamp, a popular media player for Windows.

The version of Winamp installed on the remote Windows host reportedly
contains a buffer overflow in the 'in_midi.dll' library that can be
exploited using a specially-crafted MIDI file to either crash the
affected application or possibly even execute arbitrary code remotely,
subject to the rights of the user running the application.

See also :

http://www.fortinet.com/FortiGuardCenter/advisory/FG-2006-16.html
http://www.winamp.com/player/version_history.php

Solution :

Upgrade to Winamp version 5.22 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 18507

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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