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    WinAmp music to hackers' ears (read this)

    A "highly critical" hole in one of the most-used pieces of software in the world means that audio files will be music to hackers' ears.


    The ubiquitous WinAmp program - used to play a huge range of media files - can provide someone with system access simply by getting someone to visit a malicious website . It all has to do with how the software loads Fasttracker 2 ".xm " media files.

    http://www.techworld.com/security/ne...fm?NewsID=1343

    Deatils about the hole here : http://www.nextgenss.com/advisories/winampheap.txt

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    -hugs his beepmedia player/xmms combo-

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    -hugs his impenetrably secure car stereo
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    -hugs his winamp 5.. ohh crap....

    /me goes to update winamp (thats what you all should do out there)

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    <rant>
    Crappy newspapers..
    I read this in two Dutch newspapers (spits and metro)
    Spits told me something like: No proof of any hacker(s) making use of mentioned hole
    Metro headlines: Hackers enjoying winamp hole

    Just like this article opens with "WinAmp music to hackers' ears", which could with any fantasy still be considered humorous..

    I mean this is not even about mixing up hackers and skiddies..
    This is just plain sensationalism..
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    Is there a proof of concept anyone can link to ??
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    yet another case of people just clicking away on any stupid thing any body sends them.
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    Thank god Windows Media Player doesnt have any security flaws like that.</sarcasm>

    I gotta go with tedob1 on this one. Some of this stuff you gotta be realy dumb to have exploited against you. Isnt it common sense that if someone you dont know is offering you something that normaly costs for free you should be suspicious?

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    Originally posted here by Tiger Shark
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    You live near Detroit and think a car stereo is secure?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    And the hell with Winamp. Everyone uses that and I have no clue why. I use XMMS like Pooh, and of course mpg321 and mpg123, and freeamp, and Alsaplayer. =D


    EDIT: Just thought of something:

    For the people running Windows 9X that like to click on things that they have no clue about, please visit this link:

    http://slipsin.cjb.net

    Hear that? That's 9X users crashing

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