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[GLSA-200701-08] Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-08
(Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities)


Christoph Deal discovered that JPEG files with a specially crafted DHT
marker can be exploited to cause a heap overflow. Furthermore, an
anonymous person discovered that Opera does not correctly handle
objects passed to the "createSVGTransformFromMatrix()" function.

Impact

A possible hacker could potentially exploit the vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Opera by
enticing a victim to open a specially crafted JPEG file or a website
containing malicious JavaScript code.

Workaround

The vendor recommends disabling JavaScript to avoid the
"createSVGTransformFromMatrix" vulnerability. There is no known
workaround for the other vulnerability.

References:
http://www.opera.com/support/search/supsearch.dml?index=851
http://www.opera.com/support/search/supsearch.dml?index=852
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0126
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0127


Solution:
All Opera users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/opera-9.10"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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