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Opera remote heap corruption vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Opera.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The version of Opera installed on the remote host has a buffer
overflow condition in the code which handles the file extensions of
the remote web pages.

To exploit them, a possible hacker would need to set up a rogue web site,
then lure a user of this host visit it using Opera. He would then be
able to execute arbitrary code on this host.

Solution : Upgrade to version 7.11 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7450

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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