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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Opera web browser file download extension spoofing

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
may permit a malicious user to trick a user into running arbitrary
code.

The issue is triggered when an malicious web site provides a file for
download, but crafts the filename in such a way that the file is
executed, rather than saved.

It is possible that the flaw may permit arbitrary code execution
resulting in a loss of confidentiality, integrity, and/or
availability.

Solution : Install Opera 7.50 or newer.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9640

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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