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Opera Torrent File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-05-21    Last Update:  2007-06-01    Views:  26,220

Secunia Advisory SA25278

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in Opera, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the handling of certain keys in torrent files and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow when a user right-clicks a malicious torrent entry in the transfer manager.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 9.20 for Windows. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 9.21.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by enhalos and reported via iDefense Labs.

Original Advisory:
Opera Software:
http://www.opera.com/support/search/view/860/

iDefense Labs:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=535

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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