homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Browsers / Opera Browser Usage and Support
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Opera Browser Usage and Support Forum

Opera 8.51: Important Opera upgrade
Fixes "Highly critical" Flash Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability

 6:22 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just surfed to Opera.com to check if 9.0 has been released yet and noticed an upgrade to 8.51 has been released ...announced and downloadable at [opera.com...] .

Looks like an important security upgrade for 2 vulnerabilities (a "Opera Macromedia Flash Player SWF Arbitrary Code Execution" vulnerability on Windows and "Opera Command Line URL Shell Command Injection" on Linux), both of which are rated "Highly Critical" at Secunia. Upgrading mine now - would recommend that everyone does the same.



 2:27 am on Nov 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for spotting this futuresky - I see in both cases the bugs were not directly with the Opera program but with associated plugins (the Flash plugin) or scripts (the Unix/Linux startup bash script). I was slightly surprised that you need to download a completely new version of the browser just to fix these two problems, so I checked the changelog and there appear to be some other miscellaneous bug fixes added too:


<flamebait>Of course if you want a real upgrade you could try Firefox ;)</flamebait>


 5:11 am on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

When I first saw this advisory they were saying that it was only recommended for Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris systems. Thanks for pointing out the Windows upgrade as well.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Browsers / Opera Browser Usage and Support
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved