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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera Startup Bug Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020717
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020717
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 20 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 9.52
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Opera. A user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

An application may be able to invoke Opera via a protocol handler (that Opera is registered for) and cause Opera to crash or execute arbitrary code.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issue a fixed version (9.52).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.opera.com/support/search/view/892/

Vendor URL:  www.opera.com/support/search/view/892/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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