Winamp < 5.35 MP4 File Handling Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 25956


The remote Windows host contains a multimedia application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


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

The version of Winamp installed on the remote Windows host reportedly contains a flaw involving its handling of 'MP4' files. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted MP4 file, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Winamp version 5.35 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25956

File Name: winamp_535.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/08/31

Modified: 2014/06/06

Dependencies: 15817

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nullsoft:winamp

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, SMB/Winamp/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2498

BID: 23723

OSVDB: 34433

EDB-ID: 3823