Opera < 7.21 HREF Escaped Character Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of Opera on the remote host is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the code that parses
HREF tags in the server.

To exploit them, an attacker would need to set up a rogue
website, then lure a user of this host to visit the site using Opera.
The attacker would then be able to execute arbitrary code on this
host.

See also :

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/721/

Solution :

Install Opera 7.21 or newer.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 11900 ()

Bugtraq ID: 8853

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0870

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