February 7, 2007

Opera 9 vulnerability

Vulnerability has been reported in the opera web browser, which can exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system. Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a user visits a malicious web-site basically meaning that some one could takeover your computer.

The vulnerability is caused due to a “boundary error” When processing very large URLs. It has been reported in versions 9.0, 9.01 on windows and Linux. Version 8.x is reportedly not affected.

Security firm Secunia has given this vulnerability a “highly critical” rating, which is just one notch below its highest security warning.

Solution is that, simply update to version 9.02.You can download latest version from www.opera.com.

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