Winamp < 5.14 .M3U File Handling Buffer Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3445


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is using Winamp, a popular media player for Windows. It is possible that a remote attacker using a specially-crafted playlist can cause a buffer overflow in the version of Winamp installed on the remote host, resulting in a crash of the application or even execution of arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a Winamp user to open a malicious '.m3u' file.


Upgrade to version 5.14 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3445

File Name: 3445.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2006/02/23

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 20826

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:W/RC:C


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:W/RC:C

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Winamp Playlist UNC Path Computer Name Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3188, CVE-2006-0476, CVE-2006-0720

BID: 16785, 16410, 16462