FreeBSD : URI handler vulnerabilities in several browsers (df333ede-a8ce-11d8-9c6d-0020ed76ef5a)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Karol Wiesek and Greg MacManus reported via iDEFENSE that the Opera
web browser contains a flaw in the handling of certain URIs. When
presented with these URIs, Opera would invoke external commands to
process them after some validation. However, if the hostname component
of a URI begins with a `-', it may be treated as an option by an
external command. This could have undesirable side-effects, from
denial-of-service to code execution. The impact is very dependent on
local configuration.

After the iDEFENSE advisory was published, the KDE team discovered
similar problems in KDE's URI handlers.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37850 (freebsd_pkg_df333edea8ce11d89c6d0020ed76ef5a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0411

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