AOL patches critical media player flaw

Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 4:22 PM EST

AOL has warned about the appearance of malicious code that has appeared on the internet that can take advantage of the vulnerability. A new version of the Winamp player was released yesterday, the day after the rogue code was unleashed by malicious hackers. The vulnerability affects AOL users running Winamp 5.12 with the Windows XP operating system.

Security research firm Secunia has warned that attackers could run malicious software on users’ machines by getting them to click on specially crafted Winamp playlists.

by Antony Savva at Computer Weekly

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