GLSA-200512-10 : Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-10
(Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection)

Peter Zelezny discovered that the shell script used to launch
Opera parses shell commands that are enclosed within backticks in the
URL provided via the command line.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a
user to follow a specially crafted URL from a tool that uses Opera to
open URLs, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands on the
targeted machine.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/linux/851/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200512-10.xml

Solution :

All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/opera-8.51'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20330 (gentoo_GLSA-200512-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3750