Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities

Postby gerardwil » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:41 am

Highly critical

Description:
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Opera, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose potentially sensitive information, or potentially compromise a user's system.

1) An unspecified error can be exploited to potentially execute arbitrary code via a web page that redirects the browser to a specially crafted URL.

2) An error in the caching of Java applets can be exploited to load a cached applet in the context of the local machine and e.g. read restricted cache files.

Solution:
Update to version 9.6 (http://www.opera.com/download/)

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Re: Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities

Postby TeMerc » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:59 pm

Stephen must have missed this one, he uses Opera quite a bit me thinks. That and Avant.
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Re: Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities

Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:46 pm

hehe didn't miss the update (been trying out the 9.6 beta's), but forgot to read the update notes before updating to the full 9.6 release, so didn't notice the security issues :oops:
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