GLSA-200701-08 : Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-08
(Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities)

Christoph Deal discovered that JPEG files with a specially crafted DHT
marker can be exploited to cause a heap overflow. Furthermore, an
anonymous person discovered that Opera does not correctly handle
objects passed to the 'createSVGTransformFromMatrix()' function.

Impact :

An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Opera by
enticing a victim to open a specially crafted JPEG file or a website
containing malicious JavaScript code.

Workaround :

The vendor recommends disabling JavaScript to avoid the
'createSVGTransformFromMatrix' vulnerability. There is no known
workaround for the other vulnerability.

See also :

Solution :

All Opera users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/opera-9.10'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24206 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0126

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