Opera news feed subscription requests weak security

opera-newsfeed-weak-security (44559) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Opera could provide weaker than expected security, caused by an error when handling news feed subscription requests. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and modify the page address to cause the address field to incorrectly update and provide misleading information to the user.

*CVSS:

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

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Opera (9.52 or later), available from the Opera Web site. See References.

References:

  • Opera Download Web site: Download Opera Web Browser.
  • Opera Software Knowledge Base Article 897: Advisory: Feed subscription can cause the wrong page address to be displayed.
  • Opera Web site: Opera 9.52 for Windows Changelog.
  • BID-30768: Opera Web Browser 9.51 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-4200: Opera before 9.52 does not ensure that the address field of a news feed represents the feed's actual URL, which allows remote attackers to change this field to display the URL of a page containing web script controlled by the attacker.
  • GLSA-200811-01: Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 47688: Opera Feed Subscription Displayed Address Spoofing
  • SA31549: Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020723: Opera Subscription Feed Address Bug May Prevent the Correct Address From Being Displayed

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.0
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.10
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.2
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.21
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.22
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.23
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.24
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.25
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.26
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.27
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.50
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.51

Reported:

Aug 20, 2008

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