Winamp < 5.601 MIDI Timestamp Stack-based Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 51091


The remote Windows host contains a multimedia application that is affected by stack-based 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 5.601. Such versions are potentially affected by a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability due to an error in the 'in_midi.ddl' plugin that improperly serializes timestamps in MIDI files. A malicious, crafted MIDI file can cause the application to overwrite the saved base pointer and allow execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Winamp 5.601 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51091

File Name: winamp_5601.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/12/09

Modified: 2016/05/19

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: SMB/Winamp/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/12/07

Reference Information

BID: 45221

OSVDB: 69765

EDB-ID: 15706

Secunia: 42475