Winamp < 5.03 Filename Handler Local Buffer Overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16199


The remote application is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is using Winamp, a popular media player that handles many files format (mp3, wavs and more...).

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a local buffer overrun when handling a large file name. This buffer overflow may be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

An attacker may exploit this flaw by sending a file with a long file name to a victim on the remote host. When the user attempts to open this file using Winamp, a buffer overflow condition will occur.


Upgrade to Winamp 5.03 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 16199

File Name: winamp_local_buffer_overrun.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/01/18

Modified: 2016/11/29

Dependencies: 15817

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nullsoft:winamp

Required KB Items: SMB/Winamp/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2384

BID: 9920

OSVDB: 20147