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[GLSA-200512-10] Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-10
(Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection)


Peter Zelezny discovered that the shell script used to launch
Opera parses shell commands that are enclosed within backticks in the
URL provided via the command line.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a
user to follow a specially crafted URL from a tool that uses Opera to
open URLs, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands on the
targeted machine.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3750
http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/linux/851/


Solution:
All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/opera-8.51"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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