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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in bmp.w5s in Winamp before 5.63 build 3235 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the (1) strf chunk in BI_RGB or (2) UYVY video data in an AVI file, or (3) decompressed TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (TSCC) data in an AVI file.

  • LOW
  • NONE

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.


Advisory Timeline

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