Winamp < 5.52 Ultravox Streaming Metadata in_mp3.dll Multiple Tag Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 29998


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


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

The version of Winamp installed on the remote Windows host reportedly contains two stack-based buffer overflows in 'in_mp3.dll' when parsing Ultravox streaming metadata that can be triggered by overly-long '<artist>' and '<name>' tag values. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted file, he could be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Winamp version 5.52 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29998

File Name: winamp_552.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/01/18

Modified: 2011/12/16

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nullsoft:winamp

Required KB Items: SMB/Winamp/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Winamp Ultravox Streaming Metadata (in_mp3.dll) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0065

BID: 27344

OSVDB: 41707

Secunia: 27865

CWE: 119