Winamp < 5.13 Playlist Handling Multiple Overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 20826


A multimedia application that is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows is installed on the remote Windows host.


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

It's possible that a remote attacker using a specially crafted M3U or PLS file can cause a buffer overflow in the version of Winamp installed on the remote Windows host, resulting in a crash of the application and even execution of arbitrary code remotely subject to the user's privileges. Note that these issues can reportedly be exploited without user interaction by linking to a '.pls' file in an IFRAME tag.


Upgrade to Winamp version 5.13 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20826

File Name: winamp_513.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2006/01/31

Modified: 2011/09/26

Dependencies: 15817

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:W/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: 2006/01/30

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Winamp Playlist UNC Path Computer Name Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3188, CVE-2006-0476

BID: 16410, 16462

OSVDB: 22789, 22975