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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera 'javascript:' Object Dragging Flaw May Let Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014593
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2406   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 18 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 28 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 8.02; Tested on 8.01
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Opera. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks. A remote user can also access files on the target user's system.

A remote user can create an image (or other object) that is a 'javascript:' URI. When the object is dragged by the target user to another site, the scripting code may be executed in the context of the other site. The scripting code can automatically execute a file upload form to upload files from the target user's system to a remote site.

The target user must drag the object to trigger this vulnerability.

Jakob Balle of Secunia Research discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the target site (to which the malicious object is dragged by the target user), access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (8.02), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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