Cd database

How safe is the internet cd database in terms of getting a virus? Who runs it?

Which one?

I didn’t realize there were different ones. I’m referring to the ones used by winamp and musicmatch.

Personally, I have never recieved a virus from any of the online CD databases (I think the most popular one is freedb).

I’m struggling to see how a database could be a virus problem. This isn’t peer to peer file sharing we’re talking about - just a query sent either over a proprietary protocol or HTTP, and the answer returning over the same protocol. It’s essentially the same as using Google to search for something.