Opera < 7.54 Empty Embedded Object DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14638


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


The version of Opera installed on the remote host contains a flaw that allows an attacker to crash this browser remotely.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to craft a rogue website containing an embedded 'CCCC' object with an empty 'src' tag in it and would need to lure a victim to visit it.


Install Opera 7.54 or newer.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14638

File Name: opera_empty_embedded_object.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/09/02

Modified: 2011/04/13

Dependencies: 21746

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/01

Reference Information

BID: 11090

OSVDB: 9561