Opera < 7.20 news URL Handling DoS

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Synopsis :

A browser installed on the remote host is vulnerable to a denial of
service attack.

Description :

The version of Opera installed on the remote host reportedly crashes
when processing a 'news:' URL of excessive length, that may result in
a denial of service. It has been reported that this issue will
trigger a condition that will prevent Opera from functioning until the
program has been reinstalled.

Solution :

Install Opera 7.20 or newer.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 14249 ()

Bugtraq ID: 7430

CVE ID:

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