Opera < 9.22 Torrent File Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4142


The remote host contains a web browser that is prone to a buffer overflow attack.


The version of Opera installed on the remote host reportedly contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that can be triggered by a malicious Torrent file. Successful exploitation requires that a user browse to a malicious URI and is enticed into opening a malformed torrent file. Successful exploitation may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code subject to the privileges of the user.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4142

File Name: 4142.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2007/07/20

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:opera:opera_browser

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3929

BID: 24970

OSVDB: 38123