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Opera Empty Embedded Object DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Opera.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The version of Opera installed on the remote host contains a flaw that
permits a possible hacker to crash this browser remotely.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to craft a rogue website
containing an embedded 'CCCC' object with an empty 'src' tag in it and
would need to lure a victim to visit it.

Solution : Install Opera 7.54 or newer.
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 11090

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2006 Tenable Network Security

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