Thursday, July 19, 2007

Opera Browser Update 9.22

Following the Mozilla Firefox browser update yesterday, Opera has released an update due to a vulnerability in BitTorrent header parsing which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability description from Secunia:

"The vulnerability is caused due to Opera using already freed memory when parsing BitTorrent headers and can lead to an invalid object pointer being dereferenced. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code, when the user is tricked into clicking on a specially crafted BitTorrent file and then removes it via a right-click from the download pane."

Update to Opera 9.x.

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

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