[SA15411] Opera "javascript:" URL Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-06-16T00:00:00


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TITLE: Opera "javascript:" URL Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability


VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/15411/

CRITICAL: Moderately critical

IMPACT: Cross Site Scripting

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: Opera 7.x http://secunia.com/product/761/ Opera 8.x http://secunia.com/product/4932/

DESCRIPTION: Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Opera, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and to read local files.

The vulnerability is caused due to Opera not properly restricting the privileges of "javascript:" URLs when opened in e.g. new windows or frames.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 8.0. Other versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION: Update to version 8.01. http://www.opera.com/download/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Jakob Balle, Secunia Research.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2005-5/advisory/

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