Opera < 7.24 getElementsByTagName JavaScript Method DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14336


The remote host has an application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of Opera installed on the remote host is vulnerable to a remote denial of service. An attacker may cause the browser to crash by crafting a rogue HTML page containing a specific JavaScript command.


Install Opera 7.24 or newer.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14336

File Name: opera_javascript_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/08/22

Modified: 2011/04/13

Dependencies: 21746

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:opera:opera_browser

Required KB Items: SMB/Opera/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/21

Reference Information

BID: 10997

OSVDB: 9154