GLSA-200701-08 : Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 24206


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-08 (Opera: Two remote code execution vulnerabilities)

Christoph Deal discovered that JPEG files with a specially crafted DHT marker can be exploited to cause a heap overflow. Furthermore, an anonymous person discovered that Opera does not correctly handle objects passed to the 'createSVGTransformFromMatrix()' function.
Impact :

An attacker could potentially exploit the vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Opera by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted JPEG file or a website containing malicious JavaScript code.
Workaround :

The vendor recommends disabling JavaScript to avoid the 'createSVGTransformFromMatrix' vulnerability. There is no known workaround for the other vulnerability.


All Opera users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/opera-9.10'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24206

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/01/17

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:opera, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0126, CVE-2007-0127

OSVDB: 31574, 31575

GLSA: 200701-08

CWE: 94, 119