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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-01 ] Opera: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Opera: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200606-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 07, 2006
Bug(s): #129800
ID: 200606-01

Synopsis

Opera contains an integer signedness error resulting in a buffer overflow which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Background

Opera is a multi-platform web browser.

Affected Packages

Package: www-client/opera
Vulnerable: < 8.54
Unaffected: >= 8.54
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

SEC Consult has discovered a buffer overflow in the code processing style sheet attributes. It is caused by an integer signedness error in a length check followed by a call to a string function. It seems to be hard to exploit this buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code because of the very large amount memory that has to be copied.

Impact

A remote attacker can entice a user to visit a web page containing a specially crafted style sheet attribute that will crash the user's browser and maybe lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/opera-8.54"


References

CVE-2006-1834


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