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Opera "data:" URI Scheme Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-07-16    Last Update:  2007-07-19    Views:  18,584

Secunia Advisory SA26074

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Spoofing

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Robert Swiecki has discovered a vulnerability in Opera, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of the "data:" URI scheme. This can be exploited to display arbitrary content while showing the URL of a trusted web site in the address bar when a user follows a specially crafted link.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 9.21. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 9.22.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Robert Swiecki

Original Advisory:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-July/064638.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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