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Check Point Advisories

Nullsoft Winamp Advanced Module Format File Buffer Overflow

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-009
Date Published: 12 Jan 2012
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 15 Nov 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Nullsoft Winamp. The vulnerability is caused due to a heap buffer overflow while handling specially crafted Advanced Module Format (.amf) files. A remote attacker may trigger this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted .amf file. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-in user.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious AMF files.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Nullsoft Winamp Advanced Module Format File Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Media Player Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Nullsoft Winamp Advanced Module Format File Buffer Overflow

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