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Critical Winamp bug

by Ivana Strahija on January 31st, 2006 Taking over the user's system should be a piece of cake if the unsuspecting target is using AOL Winamp 5.12 media player. The good thing is that the critical vulnerability has now been patched.


Only a day after malicious code, exploiting serious flaw in AOL Winamp was posted, the company issued a new version of the software.

Using this exploit code, hackers were able to run their malicious software by tricking users into clicking on specially crafted Winamp playlists, security firm Secunia said in an advisory, rating the vulnerability extremely critical.

The problem only affects Winamp 5.12 users, who run XP machines. Earlier versions of Winamp are not vulnerable.


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