Opera DHTML background property denial of service

opera-dhtml-background-dos (27977) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Opera is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory corruption issue that can occur when the "background" property of a DHTML element is set to an overly long HTTP or HTTPS URL. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a victim's browser to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit a malicious Web page.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Opera (9.01 or later), available from the Opera Web site. See References.

References:

  • Browser Fun Blog, Tuesday, July 25, 2006: MoBB #26: Opera CSS Background .
  • BID-19166: RETIRED: Opera Web Browser CSS Background URI Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-3945: The CSS functionality in Opera 9 on Windows XP SP2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by setting the background property of a DHTML element to a long http or https URL, which triggers memory corruption.
  • OSVDB ID: 27374: Opera CSS Background Property HTTPS Memory Corruption
  • VUPEN/ADV-2006-2987: Opera Web Browser Background Style URI Handling Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Opera Opera Browser 9.0

Reported:

Jul 25, 2006

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