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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Opera web browser HREF overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Opera.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The installed version of Opera on the remote host is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow in the code which parses HREF tags in the server.

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 : Install Opera 7.21 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8853

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

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