[ GLSA 200804-14 ] Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities

2008-04-15T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:19659
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-04-15T00:00:00

Description


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-14


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: Normal Title: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities Date: April 14, 2008 Bugs: #216022 ID: 200804-14


Synopsis

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

Background

Opera is a fast web browser that is available free of charge.

Affected packages

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1 www-client/opera < 9.27 >= 9.27

Description

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

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-client/opera-9.27&quot;

References

[ 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

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?

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

Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

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