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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera HTML Element Behavior Lets Remote Users Determine if Specified Files Exist on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026582
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 25 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 11.61
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Opera. A remote user can determine if files exist on the target system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will determine if specified files can exist on the target user's system. The vulnerability occurs because certain types of HTML elements may respond differently when attempting to reference a local file that exists.

Impact:   A remote user can determine if files exist on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (11.61).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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