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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-17
(Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities)
An error known as 'a virtual function call on an invalid pointer' has
iDefense Labs reported that an already-freed pointer may be still used
under unspecified circumstances in the BitTorrent support
(CVE-2007-3929). At last, minor other errors have been discovered,
relative to memory read protection (Opera Advisory 861) and URI
displays (CVE-2007-3142, CVE-2007-3819).
A remote attacker could trigger the BitTorrent vulnerability by
enticing a user into starting a malicious BitTorrent download, and
execute arbitrary code through unspecified vectors. Additionally, a
but uncleaned memory. Finally, a user can be fooled with a too long
HTTP server name that does not fit the dialog box, or a URI containing
There is no known workaround at this time for all these
See also :
All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/opera-9.23'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 26040 (gentoo_GLSA-200708-17.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 243522491724970
CVE ID: CVE-2007-3142CVE-2007-3819CVE-2007-3929CVE-2007-4367
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