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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


Stack-based buffer overflow in Nullsoft Winamp 5.32 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted unicode in a .mp4 file, with crafted tags, contained in a certain .rar archive, a related issue to CVE-2007-2498. NOTE: for exploitation, the victim must select a certain menu option at the time of the attack.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


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