GLSA 200701-08 Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/13/2007 12:00 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200701-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities
Date: January 12, 2007
Bugs: #160369
ID: 200701-08

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Synopsis
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Two vulnerabilities may allow the 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 www-client/opera lt; 9.10 gt;= 9.10

Description
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Christoph Deal discovered that JPEG files with a specially crafted DHT
marker can be exploited to cause a heap overflow. Furthermore, an
anonymous person discovered that Opera does not correctly handle
objects passed to the "createSVGTransformFromMatrix()" function.

Impact
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An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Opera by
enticing a victim to open a specially crafted JPEG file or a website
containing malicious JavaScript code.

Workaround
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The vendor recommends disabling JavaScript to avoid the
"createSVGTransformFromMatrix" vulnerability. There is no known
workaround for the other vulnerability.

Resolution
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All Opera users should update to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-client/opera-9.10"

References
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[ 1 ] Opera Advisory (createSVGTransformFromMatrix)
http://www.opera.com/support/search/supsearch.dml?index…1
[ 2 ] Opera Advisory (JPEG)
http://www.opera.com/support/search/supsearch.dml?index…2
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-0126
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0126
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-0127
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0127

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-200701-08.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 2007 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/2.5



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