openSUSE 10 Security Update : opera (opera-1697)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27372


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The webbrowser Opera has been upgraded to version 9.0 to add lots of new features, and to fix the following security problem :

CVE-2006-3198: An integer overflow vulnerability exists in the Opera Web Browser due to the improper handling of JPEG files.

If excessively large height and width values are specified in certain fields of a JPEG file, an integer overflow may cause Opera to allocate insufficient memory for the image. This will lead to a buffer overflow when the image is loaded into memory, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.


Update the affected opera package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27372

File Name: suse_opera-1697.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:novell:opensuse:opera, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3198