FreeBSD : opera -- download dialog spoofing vulnerability (a2aa24fd-00d4-11da-bc08-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19353


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 trick users into executing malicious files.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of extended ASCII codes in the download dialog. This can be exploited to spoof the file extension in the file download dialog via a specially crafted 'Content-Disposition' HTTP header.

Successful exploitation may result in users being tricked into executing a malicious file via the download dialog, but requires that the 'Arial Unicode MS' font (ARIALUNI.TTF) has been installed on the system.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19353

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a2aa24fd00d411dabc080001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/01

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2005/07/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/28

Reference Information

Secunia: 15870