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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Opera Vendors:   Opera Software
Opera Java Applet Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Access Cached Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021017
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021017
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4695   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 27 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 9 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 9.60
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Opera. A remote user can access cache files on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will access a cached Java applet on the target user's system. The page can then run in the context of the target user's local machine and read other cache files and perform restricted actions.

Nate McFeters reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access cache files on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (9.60).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.opera.com/support/search/view/902/

Vendor URL:  www.opera.com/support/search/view/902/ (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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