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Winamp gen_msn Plugin Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2009-01-08    Last Update:  2009-03-06    Views:  6,649

Secunia Advisory SA33425

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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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