Opera Web browser bitmaps information disclosure

opera-bitmaps-information-disclosure (39163) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Opera Web browser could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an unspecified error when processing bitmaps. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to display random memory data and other sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Opera (9.25 or later), available from the Opera Web site. See References.

References:

  • Opera Software Knowledge Base Article 875: Advisory: Rich editing allows cross domain scripting.
  • Opera Web site: Changelog for Opera 9.25 for Windows.
  • BID-26937: Opera Web Browser Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-6524: Opera before 9.25 allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive memory contents via a crafted bitmap (BMP) file, as demonstrated using a CANVAS element and JavaScript in an HTML document for copying these contents from 9.50 beta, a related issue to CVE-2008-0420.
  • GLSA-200712-22: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 42691: Opera BMP File Handling Arbitrary Memory Disclosure
  • SA28169: Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019131: Opera Bugs Permit Code Execution and Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019435: Opera BMP Handling Bug Lets Remote Users Access Portions of Kernel Memory
  • SUSE-SA:2008:001: Opera 9.25 security update

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Opera Opera Browser prior to 9.25
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Dec 19, 2007

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