GLSA-200903-30 : Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 35943


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-30 (Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Opera:
Vitaly McLain reported a heap-based buffer overflow when processing host names in file:// URLs (CVE-2008-5178).
Alexios Fakos reported a vulnerability in the HTML parsing engine when processing web pages that trigger an invalid pointer calculation and heap corruption (CVE-2008-5679).
Red XIII reported that certain text-area contents can be manipulated to cause a buffer overlow (CVE-2008-5680).
David Bloom discovered that unspecified 'scripted URLs' are not blocked during the feed preview (CVE-2008-5681).
Robert Swiecki of the Google Security Team reported a Cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2008-5682).
An unspecified vulnerability reveals random data (CVE-2008-5683).
Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team reported a vulnerability when processing JPEG images that may corrupt memory (CVE-2009-0914).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted JPEG image to cause a Denial of Service or execute arbitrary code, to process an overly long file:// URL or to open a specially crafted web page to execute arbitrary code. He could also read existing subscriptions and force subscriptions to arbitrary feed URLs, as well as inject arbitrary web script or HTML via built-in XSLT templates.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/opera-9.64'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35943

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-30.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/17

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/16

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5178, CVE-2008-5679, CVE-2008-5680, CVE-2008-5681, CVE-2008-5682, CVE-2008-5683, CVE-2009-0914

OSVDB: 49882, 50951, 50952, 50953, 50954, 51047, 51481

GLSA: 200903-30

CWE: 79, 119, 200, 399