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Opera Multiple MIME Type File Dropping Weaknesses

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Opera.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using Opera - an alternative web browser.

This version of Opera is vulnerable to a security flaw which may permit an
attacker to drop arbitrary files with arbitrary names on this host.

To exploit these flaws, a possible hacker would need to set up a rogue website
and lure a user of this host visit it using Opera. He might then be able
to execute arbitrary code on this host.

Solution : Install Opera 7.22 or newer.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9019, 9021, 9089

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2006 Tenable Network Security

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