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opera -- URL parsing heap overflow vulnerability


iDefense Labs reports:

Remote exploitation of a heap overflow vulnerability within version 9 of Opera Software's Opera Web browser could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected host.

A flaw exists within Opera when parsing a tag that contains a URL. A heap buffer with a constant size of 256 bytes is allocated to store the URL, and the tag's URL is copied into this buffer without sufficient bounds checking of its length.



portaudit: opera -- URL parsing heap overflow vulnerability

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Oliver Eikemeier <>