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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera URL Processing Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027066
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027066
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 16 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 11.64
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 a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by the target user, will overwrite memory and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Andrey Stroganov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a URL that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (11.64).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/1016/

Vendor URL:  www.opera.com/support/kb/view/1016/ (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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