GLSA 200804-14 Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/15/2008 02:40 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 14, 2008
Bugs: #216022
ID: 200804-14

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Opera, allowing for
execution of arbitrary code.

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; 9.27 gt;= 9.27

Description
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Michal Zalewski reported two vulnerabilities, memory corruption when
adding news feed sources from a website (CVE-2008-1761) as well as when
processing HTML CANVAS elements to use scaled images (CVE-2008-1762).
Additionally, an unspecified weakness related to keyboard handling of
password inputs has been reported (CVE-2008-1764).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to visit a specially crafted web
site or news feed and possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Opera.

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-9.27"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1761
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1761
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-1762
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1762
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-1764
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1764

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-200804-14.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 2008 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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