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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera HTML Parsing Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021460
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021460
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5679   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 23 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 18 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 9.63
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 specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Alexios Fakos reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (9.63).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/921/

Vendor URL:  www.opera.com/support/kb/view/921/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (FreeBSD), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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