Winamp < 5.55 AIFF File Handling Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 35788


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


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

The version of Winamp installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.55. Such versions are reportedly affected by a remote buffer overflow vulnerability when processing AIFF file headers. An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application.


Upgrade to Winamp version 5.55 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35788

File Name: winamp_555.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/03/07

Modified: 2011/12/15

Dependencies: 15817

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nullsoft:winamp

Required KB Items: SMB/Winamp/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0263

BID: 33226

OSVDB: 51276

EDB-ID: 7742

Secunia: 33478

CWE: 119