GLSA 200712-22 Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/30/2007 06:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-22
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: December 30, 2007
Bugs: #202770
ID: 200712-22

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Opera, allowing for the
execution of arbitrary code and cross domain scripting.

Background
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Opera is a fast Web browser that is available free of charge.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/opera lt; 9.25 gt;= 9.25

Description
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David Bloom reported two vulnerabilities where plug-ins (CVE-2007-6520)
and Rich text editing (CVE-2007-6522) could be used to allow cross
domain scripting. Alexander Klink (Cynops GmbH) discovered an issue
with TLS certificates (CVE-2007-6521). Gynvael Coldwind reported that
bitmaps might reveal random data from memory (CVE-2007-6524).

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilites, possibly leading
to the execution of arbitrary code and cross domain scripting.

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-9.25"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6520
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6520
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-6521
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6521
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-6522
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6522
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-6524
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6524

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-200712-22.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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