FreeBSD : opera -- 'javascript:' URL XSS vulnerability (40856a51-e1d9-11d9-b875-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

A Secunia Advisory reports :

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Opera, which can be
exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks
and to read local files.

The vulnerability is caused due to Opera not properly restricting the
privileges of 'javascript:' URLs when opened in e.g. new windows or
frames.

See also :

http://www.opera.com/freebsd/changelogs/801/#security
http://www.nessus.org/u?f3eb3098

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18915 (freebsd_pkg_40856a51e1d911d9b8750001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1669

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