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Gentoo: Opera Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Opera is vulnerable to several vulnerabilities which could result in information disclosure and facilitate execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200502-17
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: February 14, 2005
      Bugs: #73871, #74076, #74321, #81747
        ID: 200502-17

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Opera is a multi-platform web browser.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package        /  Vulnerable  /                        Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-www/opera      < 7.54-r3                           >= 7.54-r3

Description
===========

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.

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to:

* execute arbitrary code.

* load a malicious frame in the context of another browser session.

* leak information.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Opera Changelog for 7.54u1
        http://www.opera.com/linux/changelogs/754u1/
  [ 2 ] Opera Changelog for 7.54u2
        http://www.opera.com/linux/changelogs/754u2/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-17.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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