GLSA 200502-17: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/14/2005 03:45 PM

An Opera security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: February 14, 2005
Bugs: #73871, #74076, #74321, #81747
ID: 200502-17

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Synopsis
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Opera is vulnerable to several vulnerabilities which could result in information disclosure and facilitate execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Opera is a multi-platform web browser.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/opera < 7.54-r3 >= 7.54-r3

Description
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Opera contains several vulnerabilities:

* fails to properly validate Content-Type and filename.

* fails to properly validate date: URIs.

* uses kfmclient exec as the Default Application to handle downloaded
files when integrated with KDE.

* fails to properly control frames.

* uses Sun Java packages insecurely.

* searches an insecure path for plugins.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to:

* execute arbitrary code.

* load a malicious frame in the context of another browser session.

* leak information.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/opera-7.54-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] Opera Changelog for 7.54u1
http://www.opera.com/linux/changelogs/754u1/
[ 2 ] Opera Changelog for 7.54u2
http://www.opera.com/linux/changelogs/754u2/

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-17.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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