FreeBSD : opera -- XMLHttpRequest security bypass (79217c9b-e1d9-11d9-b875-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18991


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 steal content or to perform actions on other websites with the privileges of the user.

Normally, it should not be possible for the XMLHttpRequest object to access resources from outside the domain of which the object was opened. However, due to insufficient validation of server side redirects, it is possible to circumvent this restriction.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18991

File Name: freebsd_pkg_79217c9be1d911d9b8750001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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-2005-1475

Secunia: 15008