Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Security Vulnerability found in Winamp MP3 Player


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Guest_MrSnausage_*

Guest_MrSnausage_*

  • Guests
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 05 April 2004 - 03:18 PM



A new security vulnerability has been found by NGSSoftware in the popular MP3 player Winamp in versions 2.91 through 5.2. This vulnerability can allow a remote user to gain access to your computer with the same rights your currently logged on user would have. If you are using this software and your version is between 2.91 and 5.2 it is recommended that you immediately upgrade to Version 5.3 of Winamp.


This vulnerability is exploited by a remote malicious user creating a specially-crafted media file and enticing you to open it. Once this particular media file is opened, they would be able to take control of your computer and execute code of their choice. It is therefore essential that you upgrade your software to the latest version so that this can not occur.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users