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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera Buffer Overflow in Processing Torrent Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018089
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2809   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 21 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 9.21
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Opera. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted torrent file that, when right-clicked by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Clicking directly on the torrent link will not trigger the overflow.

The vendor was notified on May 8, 2007.

The vendor credits iDefense Labs with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (9.21).

The Opera advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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