SkD has discovered a vulnerability in the gen_msn plugin for Winamp, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in gen_msn.dll when processing overly long Winamp playlist entries. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by e.g. tricking the user into opening a specially crafted playlist file.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is confirmed in gen_msn version 0.31 with Winamp 5.541. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Do not open untrusted files or streams in Winamp with gen_msn installed.
Provided and/or discovered by: SkD
Original Advisory: http://milw0rm.com/exploits/7696
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