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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Winamp Vendors:   Nullsoft
Winamp Buffer Overflow in Parsing Ultravox Lyrics3 Tags Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017120
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5567   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 2 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 25 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.31
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Winamp. A remote server can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The software does not properly parse Ultravox Lyrics3 tags. A remote server can supply specially crafted media to a connected target user to trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A playlist file, a 'shout:' URI, or a 'uvox:' URI are possible attack methods.

The vendor was notified on October 19, 2006.

iDEFENSE reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote server can execute arbitrary code on the connected target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (5.31), available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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