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Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200502-17 / Opera
Release Date February 14, 2005
Latest Revision December 30, 2007: 03
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-client/opera < 7.54-r3 >= 7.54-r3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #73871, #74076, #74321, #81747


Opera is vulnerable to several vulnerabilities which could result in information disclosure and facilitate execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Opera is a multi-platform web browser.


Opera contains several vulnerabilities:

  • fails to properly validate Content-Type and filename.
  • fails to properly validate date: URIs.
  • uses kfmclient exec as the Default Application to handle downloaded files when integrated with KDE.
  • fails to properly control frames.
  • uses Sun Java packages insecurely.
  • searches an insecure path for plugins.


An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to:

  • execute arbitrary code.
  • load a malicious frame in the context of another browser session.
  • leak information.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/opera-7.54-r3"

4.  References


Page updated February 14, 2005

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