Winamp < 5.0.5 Skin File (.WSZ) Local Zone Arbitrary Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 16204


The version of Winamp on the remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


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

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a code execution flaw when processing a malformed .WSZ Winamp Skin file.

An attacker may exploit this flaw by sending a malformed .wsz file to a victim on the remote host, and wait for him to load it within Winamp.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16204

File Name: winamp_wsz_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/01/19

Modified: 2016/11/29

Dependencies: 15817

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nullsoft:winamp

Required KB Items: SMB/Winamp/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0820

BID: 11053

OSVDB: 9195