Opera < 10.62 Path Subversion Arbitrary DLL Injection Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 49174


The remote host contains a web browser that allows arbitrary code execution.


The version of Opera installed on the remote host is earlier than 10.62. Such versions insecurely look in their current working directory when resolving DLL dependencies, such as for 'dwmapi.dll'

If another application can be made to launch Opera in such a way that it searches for DLLs in the same location as a resource that is being loaded, it will allow remote code execution.


Upgrade to Opera 10.62 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49174

File Name: opera_1062.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/09/10

Modified: 2012/09/07

Dependencies: 21746

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:W/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:opera:opera_browser

Required KB Items: SMB/Opera/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-5227

BID: 42663

OSVDB: 67498

EDB-ID: 14732

Secunia: 41083