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Opera vulnerability
All versions prior to 7.50
encyclo




msg:1586096
 11:30 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well, it makes a change from bugs in IE! This is for those numerous Opera fans who hang around in this forum.

Full advisory [idefense.com]

Basically, Opera doesn't handle telnet connections properly, creating a situation where anyone can write arbitrary information to your hard disk, overwrite files, etc. It's not a huge bug, but the advice is to upgrade to 7.50 and/or disable telnet handling in Opera (who uses Opera for telnet anyway?!)

Apparently there's a potential exploit for Firefox and other Mozilla variants via their handling of ssh too, so no comments about switching to them please! There is currently no fix for this problem.

 

BlobFisk




msg:1586097
 8:17 am on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Great catch - thanks encyclo!

Leosghost




msg:1586098
 12:14 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nothing is secure ..to the curious mind ~: )

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