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Attack: AudioCoder .m3u File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempts to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in AudioCoder which could result in remote code execution.

Additional Information

AudioCoder is a multimedia player available for Microsoft Windows.

AudioCoder is prone to a buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to bounds-check user-supplied data before copying it into an insufficiently sized buffer. Specifically, the application fails to handle specially crafted '.m3u' files.

Attackers can execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition.


  • AudioCoder 0.8.18 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.

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