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Opera Software Opera Web Browser Transfer Item Pop-up Menu Stack Overflow Vulnerability
iDefense Security Advisory 05.23.07
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/ May 23, 2007
I. BACKGROUND Opera is a cross-platform web browser. More information is available at http://www.opera.com/
II. DESCRIPTION Remote exploitation of a stack-based buffer overflow in Opera Software ASA's Opera Web browser could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected host.
Opera 9.2 supports BitTorrent downloads. If a server sends the browser a specially crafted BitTorrent header, it can lead to a buffer overflow. The buffer overflow is triggered when the user right clicks on the item in the download pane.
III. ANALYSIS Exploitation of this vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected host.
The attacker must convince the vulnerable user into clicking a link to a BitTorrent file.
IV. DETECTION iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in the Opera version 9.2 for Windows. Previous versions may also be affected.
V. WORKAROUND iDefense is not currently aware of a work around for this issue.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE Version 9.21 of Opera has been released to address this issue. More information can be found at the following URL.
VII. CVE INFORMATION A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number has not been assigned yet.
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE 05/08/2007 Initial vendor notification 05/08/2007 Initial vendor response 05/23/2007 Coordinated public disclosure
IX. CREDIT This vulnerability was reported to iDefense by enhalos.
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