Opera HTTP CONNECT code execution

opera-httpconnect-code-execution (51204) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Opera could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the processing of a 3xx HTTP CONNECT prior to a successful SSL handshake. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to intercept and modify a CONNECT response to specify a 302 redirect to an arbitrary https web site.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.

References:

  • Microsoft Research Web site: Pretty-Bad-Proxy: An Overlooked Adversary in Browsers┐ HTTPS Deployments.
  • Opera Web site: Opera.
  • BID-35412: Multiple Browsers Web Proxy Redirect Handling Man In The Middle Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-2063: Opera, possibly before 9.25, processes a 3xx HTTP CONNECT response before a successful SSL handshake, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary web script, in an https site's context, by modifying this CONNECT response to specify a 302 redirect to an arbitrary https web site.
  • OSVDB ID: 56490: Opera 3xx CONNECT Response Pre-SSL Handshake MiTM Arbitrary Script Execution
  • SUSE-SR:2009:015: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Opera Opera Browser 5.0
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.0 Beta8
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.0 Beta7
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.0 Beta6
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.0 Beta5
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.0 Beta4
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.0 Beta3
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.0 Beta2
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.02
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.1
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.10
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.11
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.12
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.2
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.3
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.4
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.5
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.6
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.7
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.8
  • Opera Opera Browser 5.9
  • Opera Opera Browser 6 Beta1
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.0 Beta3
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.0 Beta2
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.0 Beta1
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.0
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.01
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.02
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.03
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.04
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.05
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.06
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.1
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.11
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.12
  • Opera Opera Browser 7 Beta1
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.0 Beta1
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.0 Beta1v2
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.0 Beta2
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.0
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.01
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.02
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.03
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.10
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.11
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.20
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.20 Beta7
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.21
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.22
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.23
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.30
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.50 Beta1
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.50
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.51
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.52
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.54
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.54 Update 1
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.55
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.0 Beta1
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.0 Beta2
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.0
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.01
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.02
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.51
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.52
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.53
  • Opera Opera Browser 8.54
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.0 Beta1
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.01
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.02
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.10
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.20
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.21
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.23

Reported:

May 01, 2009

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