Opera < 7.20 news URL Handling DoS
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14249
SynopsisA browser installed on the remote host is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionInstall Opera 7.20 or newer.