Winamp < 5.31 Multiple Heap Overflows

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3800


The remote host is vulnerable to a heap overflow.


The remote host is running Winamp, a multi-media software application. This version of Winamp is vulnerable to multiple heap overflows. Specifically, the application fails to handle buffers when handling 'ultravox-max' and 'Lyrics3' tags. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a user into perusing a malicious media server. Successful exploitation would give the attacker the ability to execute code with the privileges of the user running Winamp.


Upgrade to version 5.31 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 3800

Family: Generic

Published: 2006/10/25

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.9

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 3

Temporal Score: 2.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nullsoft:winamp

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5567

BID: 20744, 23568