Opera news feed subscription requests weak security
|opera-newsfeed-weak-security (44559)||Low Risk|
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.
Upgrade to the latest version of Opera (9.52 or later), available from the Opera Web site. See 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
- 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
Aug 20, 2008
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