Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200804-14

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Opera, allowing for execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-client/opera on all architectures
Affected versions < 9.27
Unaffected versions >= 9.27

Background

Opera is a fast web browser that is available free of charge.

Description

Michal Zalewski reported two vulnerabilities, memory corruption when adding news feed sources from a website (CVE-2008-1761) as well as when processing HTML CANVAS elements to use scaled images (CVE-2008-1762). Additionally, an unspecified weakness related to keyboard handling of password inputs has been reported (CVE-2008-1764).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to visit a specially crafted web site or news feed and possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Opera.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/opera-9.27"

References

Release Date
April 14, 2008

Latest Revision
April 14, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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