FreeBSD : opera -- URL parsing heap overflow vulnerability (4867ae85-608d-11db-8faf-000c6ec775d9)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22909
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptioniDefense Labs reports :
Remote exploitation of a heap overflow vulnerability within version 9 of Opera Software's Opera Web browser could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected host.
A flaw exists within Opera when parsing a tag that contains a URL. A heap buffer with a constant size of 256 bytes is allocated to store the URL, and the tag's URL is copied into this buffer without sufficient bounds checking of its length.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.