Winamp < 5.093 Malformed ID3v2 Tag Handling Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 19217


A multimedia application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability is installed on the remote Windows host.


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

The installed version of Winamp suffers from a buffer overflow vulnerability when processing overly-long ID3v2 tags in an MP3 file. An attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


Upgrade to Winamp version 5.093 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19217

File Name: winamp_id3v2_tag_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/07/18

Modified: 2011/04/13

Dependencies: 15817

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nullsoft:winamp

Required KB Items: SMB/Winamp/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2310

BID: 14276

OSVDB: 17897

CWE: 119