GLSA 200512-10 Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection
Posted on: 12/18/2005 04:22 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200512-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection
Date: December 18, 2005
Bugs: #113239
ID: 200512-10

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Synopsis
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Lack of URL validation in Opera command-line wrapper could be abused to
execute arbitrary commands.

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 www-client/opera lt; 8.51 gt;= 8.51

Description
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Peter Zelezny discovered that the shell script used to launch Opera
parses shell commands that are enclosed within backticks in the URL
provided via the command line.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user
to follow a specially crafted URL from a tool that uses Opera to open
URLs, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands on the targeted
machine.

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 "gt;=www-client/opera-8.51"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-3750
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3750
[ 2 ] Opera 8.51 Changelog
http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/linux/851/

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-200512-10.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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