Winamp Playlist Buffer Overflow
Microsoft Windows systems with Winamp 5.13 or earlier
America Online has released Winamp 5.2 to correct a buffer overflow vulnerability. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
Winamp is a media player that is commonly used to play MP3 files. Winamp 5.2 resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability in how playlist files are handled. Details are available in the following Vulnerability Note:
VU#604745 - Winamp fails to properly handle playlists with long computer names
Winamp contains a buffer overflow vulnerability when processing a playlist that specifies a long computer name. This may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
By convincing a user to open a specially crafted playlist file, a remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. Winamp may open a playlist file without any user interaction as the result of viewing a web page or other HTML document.
UpgradeUpgrade to Winamp 5.2.
Appendix A. References
- US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#604745 - http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/604745
- CVE-2006-0476 - http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0476
- National Vulnerability Database (CVE-2006-0476) - http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2006-0476
- WINAMP.COM | Player | Version History - http://www.winamp.com/player/version_history.php
- WINAMP.COM | Player - http://www.winamp.com/player
Feedback can be directed to the US-CERT Technical Staff
February 1, 2006: Initial release
February 23, 2006: Changed Winamp version to 5.2