Opera javascript: URL could bypass the same origin policy

opera-sameoriginpolicy-bypass (9096) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Opera could allow a remote attacker to bypass the same origin policy and overwrite frame locations. A remote attacker could create a malicious Web page that uses a javascript: URL to modify the location property specified in an <IFRAME> or <FRAME> tag, which could allow the execution of JavaScript in other domains. This could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from other domains, including file structure, cookies, and cache information.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Opera Web Browser for Windows (6.02 or later), available from the Opera Software Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Opera Opera Browser 5.12 win32
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.0 win32
  • Opera Opera Browser 6.01 win32


May 15, 2002

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