NullSoft WinAmp up to 5.580 in_avi.dll numeric error

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in NullSoft WinAmp up to 5.580 (Multimedia Player Software). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality in the library in_avi.dll. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple integer overflows in the in_avi.dll plugin in Winamp before 5.623 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an AVI file with a crafted value for (1) the number of streams or (2) the size of the RIFF INFO chunk, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.

The weakness was released 12/16/2011 by Dmitriy Pletnev with Secunia Research (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2011-3834 since 09/26/2011. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/28/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 57363 (Winamp < 5.623 Multiple Integer Overflows), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 5.581 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 12344.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (71757), Vulnerability Center (SBV-34122) and Tenable (57363). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 59762.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.5

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.5
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Class: Unknown
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 57363
Nessus Name: Winamp < 5.623 Multiple Integer Overflows
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OpenVAS ID: 902652
OpenVAS Name: Winamp AVI And IT Files Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: WinAmp 5.581
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09/26/2011 🔍
12/12/2011 +77 days 🔍
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Advisory: [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Dmitriy Pletnev
Organization: Secunia Research
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-3834 (🔍)

X-Force: 71757
Vulnerability Center: 34122 - Winamp &lt; 5.623 in_avi.dll Multiple Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities via a Crafted AVI File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 51015 - Winamp Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 46882 - Winamp AVI / IT File Processing Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/28/2021 10:50 AM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore source_nessus_risk
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