FreeBSD has released a VuXML document and updated ports collection to address the Opera HTTP response buffer overflow vulnerability.
Opera contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause buffer overflow on the targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to the improper handling of HTTP responses by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to view a malicious website. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to cause buffer overflow condition and execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.
Opera has confirmed this vulnerability and released updated software.
Opera versions prior to 12.11 are vulnerable.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and may use misleading language or instructions to convince the user to follow the link.
Opera has released a security advisory at the following link: Opera 1036
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause buffer overflow on the targeted system. A successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.
The vulnerability exists because the affected software does not properly perform sufficient bounds checks on user-supplied input while storing HTTP responses. The affected software could incorrectly allocate the proper buffer size that is required to store the HTTP response, possibly leading to memory corruption error.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to view a malicious website. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to cause a buffer overflow condition and possibly execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to follow unsolicited links.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Opera has released updated software at the following links:
Version 1, November 21, 2012, 8:11 AM: Opera contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a buffer overflow condition on the targeted system. Updates are available.
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