Vulnerability Details

Winamp VP6 Content Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Published: 2010-11-16 09:37:01
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Detection Type:
Windows Registry

Technical Details:
The flaw is caused by an error in the VP6 codec (vp6.w5s) when parsing VP6 video content. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted media file or stream.

Recommendations:
upgrade to Winamp 5.59 Beta build 3033 or later.

Summary:
This host is installed with Winamp and is prone to heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

Affected Versions:
Winamp version before 5.59 Beta build 3033 (5.5.9.3033)

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-1523

References:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-95/
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=322995
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/514484/100/0/threaded
http://www.winamp.com/media-player

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2010-11-16
Modified
2018-11-30
Category
Buffer overflow

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