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[GLSA-200502-17] Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-17
(Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities)


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 tests.

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

References:
http://www.opera.com/linux/changelogs/754u1/
http://www.opera.com/linux/changelogs/754u2/


Solution:
All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/opera-7.54-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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