Winamp < 5.34 Malformed 'PLS' File Handling DoS

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3974


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


The remote host is running Winamp, a multimedia software application. This version of Winamp is vulnerable to a content-parsing flaw. Specifically, when handling malformed PLS files, Winamp can be crashed. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a local user to open a malicious file with Winamp. Successful exploitation would result in the application crashing.


Upgrade to version 5.34 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 3974

Family: Generic

Published: 2007/04/24

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.9

Temporal Score: 2.8

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

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


Base Score: 3

Temporal Score: 2.9


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

Reference Information

BID: 23627, 23568