GLSA-200710-31 : Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 27593


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-31 (Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Michael A. Puls II discovered an unspecified flaw when launching external email or newsgroup clients (CVE-2007-5541). David Bloom discovered that when displaying frames from different websites, the same-origin policy is not correctly enforced (CVE-2007-5540).
Impact :

An attacker could potentially exploit the first vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Opera by enticing a user to visit a specially crafted URL. Note that this vulnerability requires an external e-mail or newsgroup client configured in Opera to be exploitable. The second vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session in context of other sites or the theft of browser credentials.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time for all these vulnerabilities.


All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/opera-9.24'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27593

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-31.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/31

Modified: 2015/04/13

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: 2007/10/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5540, CVE-2007-5541

OSVDB: 38126, 38127, 38128

GLSA: 200710-31

CWE: 20