Opera BitTorrent header buffer overflow
|opera-bittorrent-bo (34470)||High Risk|
Opera is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking. By creating a specially-crafted torrent file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the browser to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to right click the malicious file.
Refer to Opera Knowledge Base Article 860 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
- iDefense Labs PUBLIC ADVISORY: 05.23.07: Opera Software Opera Web Browser Transfer Item Pop-up Menu Stack Overflow Vulnerability.
- Opera Software Knowledge Base Article 860: Advisory: Malicious torrent files can execute arbitrary code in Opera.
- BID-24080: Opera Web Browser Torrent File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-2809: Buffer overflow in the transfer manager in Opera before 9.21 for Windows allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted torrent file. NOTE: due to the lack of details, it is not clear if this is the same issue as CVE-2007-2274.
- OSVDB ID: 36229: Opera Transfer Manager Torrent File Handling Overflow
- SA25278: Opera Torrent File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- SECTRACK ID: 1018089: Opera Buffer Overflow in Processing Torrent Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- Opera Opera Browser prior to 9.21
May 21, 2007
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