Opera domain names code execution

opera-domain-names-code-execution (54020) 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 improper handling of domain names. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code on the system.

*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
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Opera (10.01 or later), available from the Opera Web site. See References.

References:

  • Opera Web Site: Certain domain names can allow execution of arbitrary code.
  • BID-36850: Opera Web Browser prior to 10.01 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-3831: Opera before 10.01 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted domain name.
  • OSVDB ID: 59357: Opera Crafted Domain Name Handling Memory Corruption Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA37182: Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Opera Opera Browser 10.0
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.0 Beta2
  • 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 9.20 Beta1
  • 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 Beta1
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.50 Beta2
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.50
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.50 Beta
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.51
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.52
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.6
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.61
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.62
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.63
  • Opera Opera Browser 9.64

Reported:

Oct 28, 2009

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