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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera Feed Preview Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021461
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021461
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5681   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 23 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 18 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 9.63
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Opera. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote user can inject scripting code into feed URLs. When the target user is previewing a news feed, the scripting code may be executed on the target user's browser. This can be exploited to view the contents of feeds that the target user is subscribed to.

David Bloom reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information from news feeds that the target user is subscribed to.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (9.63).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/923/

Vendor URL:  www.opera.com/support/kb/view/923/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (FreeBSD), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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