FreeBSD : opera -- 'javascript:' URL XSS vulnerability (40856a51-e1d9-11d9-b875-0001020eed82)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18915


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


A Secunia Advisory reports :

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Opera, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and to read local files.

The vulnerability is caused due to Opera not properly restricting the privileges of 'javascript:' URLs when opened in e.g. new windows or frames.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18915

File Name: freebsd_pkg_40856a51e1d911d9b8750001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2014/08/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-opera, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:opera, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:opera-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1669

Secunia: 15411