Winamp flaw fixed

ONCE POPULAR MP3 playing software Winamp has a serious security glitch which opens systems up to attack.

Nullsoft has released an update to Winamp, with the imaginative title of 5.13, to fix a bug in version 5.12 and probably earlier versions too.

The extremely critical flaw could be exploited when a Winamp user runs a file which has been cunningly crafted to hijack the system.

The flaw causes a buffer overflow, and the attacker takes control of the computer. So far no one has been caught by the flaw, helped by the fact that Winamp is not as popular as it once was now that it has been bought by AOL and been eclipsed a bit by other players.

News source: Theinquirer


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