Opera broken header buffer overflow

opera-browser-header-bo (6838) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Opera is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow. Opera fails to properly handle broken HTTP headers. A remote attacker can overflow a buffer to cause the affected Web browser to crash.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Opera Opera Browser


Jul 09, 2001

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