Critical security flaw found in Winamp

Monday, 30 January 2006, 8:22 PM EST

An "extremely critical" security vulnerability has been discovered in AOL's Winamp digital media player, relating to the way the software handles filenames that include a computer name. An exploit has already surfaced for the flaw, which affects version 5 of the software.

According to an advisory by Secunia, the vulnerability "can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a specially crafted playlist containing a filename starting with an overly long computer name." A successful attack can lead to arbitrary code being run on a user's computer.

By Nate Mook at BetaNews

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