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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Winamp Vendors:   Nullsoft
Winamp MP3 ID3v2 Tag Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014483
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2310   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 15 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 14 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.091 and prior versions; Tested on 5.03a, 5.09 and 5.091
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Winamp in the processing of MP3 ID3v2 tags. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's computer.

A remote user can create a MP3 file with specially crafted ID3v2 tags. When the target user adds the file to their Winamp playlist and then plays the file, arbitrary code may be executed when the file is finished playing.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

Leon Juranic of LSS HR discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an MP3 file that, when played by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's computer. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (5.094), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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