May 2, 2002

Winamp glitch may benefit Open Source

Gee, another Windows security problem? Say it isn't so. C|Net's reports that a recently disclosed vulnerability in an old version of the popular Winamp media player "could provide a boost for the royalty-free alternative to the MP3 format known as Ogg Vorbis.

AOL Time Warner's Nullsoft subsidiary has been encouraging people using its Winamp 2.79 player to upgrade to a new version as a fix for a security vulnerability discovered Friday. The new Winamp 2.80, released last week, is the first version of the player to include support for Ogg Vorbis."

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