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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera Security Status Bug May Let Remote Users Make Non-Secure Pages Appear to Be Secure
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020721
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4198   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 19 2009
Original Entry Date:  Aug 20 2008
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 9.52
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Opera. A remote user can cause a non-secure web page to appear to be secure.

A remote user can create a non-secure web page that loads content from a secure site into a frame. Opera will incorrectly indicate that the the non-secure web page is a secure web page.

The browser will display the padlock icon and the security dialog will indicate that the connection is secure but will not display certificate information.

Lars Kleinschmidt reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause a non-secure web page to appear to be secure.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (9.52).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (FreeBSD), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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