[ GLSA 200502-17 ] Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities

From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (jaervosz_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 02/14/05

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-17
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      Severity: Normal
         Title: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
          Date: February 14, 2005
          Bugs: #73871, #74076, #74321, #81747
            ID: 200502-17

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    Synopsis
    ========

    Opera is vulnerable to several vulnerabilities which could result in
    information disclosure and facilitate execution of arbitrary code.

    Background
    ==========

    Opera is a multi-platform web browser.

    Affected packages
    =================

        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 net-www/opera < 7.54-r3 >= 7.54-r3

    Description
    ===========

    Opera contains several vulnerabilities:

    * fails to properly validate Content-Type and filename.

    * fails to properly validate date: URIs.

    * uses kfmclient exec as the Default Application to handle downloaded
      files when integrated with KDE.

    * fails to properly control frames.

    * uses Sun Java packages insecurely.

    * searches an insecure path for plugins.

    Impact
    ======

    An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to:

    * execute arbitrary code.

    * load a malicious frame in the context of another browser session.

    * leak information.

    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 ">=net-www/opera-7.54-r3"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] Opera Changelog for 7.54u1
            http://www.opera.com/linux/changelogs/754u1/
      [ 2 ] Opera Changelog for 7.54u2
            http://www.opera.com/linux/changelogs/754u2/

    Availability
    ============

    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-17.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 2005 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/2.0

    
    



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