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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks the version number of Winamp
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote Windows host contains a multimedia application that is
prone to a buffer overflow attack.
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 :
Upgrade to Winamp version 5.22 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
High / CVSS Base Score : 8
Networks Security ID: 18507
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security
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