Winamp < 5.601 MIDI Timestamp Stack Buffer Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5726


The remote host has a media player installed that is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack.


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

Versions of Winamp earlier than 5.601 are potentially affected by a stack buffer overflow vulnerability due to an error in the 'in_midi.dll' plugin which improperly serializes timestamps in MIDI file. A specially crafted MIDI file can cause the application to overwrite the saved base pointer and allows execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Winamp 5.601 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5726

Family: Generic

Published: 2010/12/08

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 51091

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2


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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/12/07

Reference Information

BID: 45221