Opera < 7.11 Filename Extension Handling Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 11578


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


The version of Opera installed on the remote host has a buffer overflow condition in the code which handles the file extensions of the remote web pages.

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


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11578

File Name: opera_heap_corruption.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2003/05/06

Modified: 2016/11/02

Dependencies: 21746

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:opera:opera_browser

Required KB Items: SMB/Opera/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1396

BID: 7450

OSVDB: 58496

CWE: 119