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Author Topic: serious winamp security risk  (Read 3103 times)

mouser

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serious winamp security risk
« on: January 30, 2006, 12:28:09 PM »
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Critical Security Flaw Found in WinampAn "extremely critical" security vulnerability has been discovered in AOL's Winamp digital media player, relating to the way the software handles filenames that include a computer name. An exploit has already surfaced for the flaw.

Note that last part: An exploit has already surfaced for the flaw.

that means you better take this seriously if you use winamp especially for listening to internet streams.


http://www.betanews....in_Winamp/1138642647

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Re: serious winamp security risk
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2006, 02:58:58 PM »
Already been patched.

New version of WinAmp has been released...

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Re: serious winamp security risk
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 10:44:43 AM »
people need to be careful of this and upgrade, it is being exploited in the wild:
http://www.zdnetasia...4215,39310016,00.htm