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[security-alerts] FW: [SA24766] Winamp .MAT File Handling NULL Byte Overwrite



> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> TITLE:
> Winamp .MAT File Handling NULL Byte Overwrite
> 
> SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
> SA24766
> 
> VERIFY ADVISORY:
> http://secunia.com/advisories/24766/
> 
> CRITICAL:
> Moderately critical
> 
> IMPACT:
> System access
> 
> WHERE:
> From remote
> 
> SOFTWARE:
> Winamp 5.x
> http://secunia.com/product/3021/
> 
> DESCRIPTION:
> Piotr Bania has reported a vulnerability in Winamp, which potentially
> can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
> 
> The vulnerability is caused due to an error within LIBSNDFILE.DLL
> when handling .MAT (Matlab sound files) files. This can be exploited
> to overwrite an arbitrary memory location with a NULL byte when
> opening a specially crafted .MAT file.
> 
> Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.
> 
> The vulnerability is reported in version 5.33. Other versions may
> also be affected.
> 
> SOLUTION:
> Do not open untrusted .MAT files.
> 
> PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
> Piotr Bania
> 
> ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
> http://www.piotrbania.com/all/adv/nullsoft-winamp-libsndfile-adv.txt



 




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