A flaw in Winamp 3.x and 5.x means that if you were to install a specially-crafted skin, it could cause arbitrary code execution. Secunia has released a security advisory about this and described it as “extremely critical”, as reportedly a spyware program is already using it as a method of infection (because, you know, viruses are so passe now – spyware is where it’s at). Often, skins will open automatically in Winamp when clicked upon from within a web browser so it’s possible that code could install without user intervention.
Winamp Unlimited here’s an interim fix. It seems like Winamp 2.x isn’t affected by this.and what Nullsoft are going to do about it. It’s likely that a new release – 5.04a or 5.05 – will arrive soon with a fix for this and other small bugs. In the meantime,
Update: Winamp 5.05 is out, which corrects the flaw. Download it now or .