Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Opera users should update to 9.1

Secunia has reported that Opera 9.x has two vulnerabilities which can be used by an attacker to compromise a users system.

The two errors that have been reported are:

1) A error within the processing of JPEG files can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a JPEG file with a specially crafted DHT marker.

2) An error within createSVGTransformFromMatrix() can be exploited by passing an incorrect object to the said function.

Opera has been going through a phase without any big vulnerabilites being reported. But this has changed that. The last reported vulnerability with Opera before this one was the
URL Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability.

It is advised that all Opera users update their browser to Opera 9.1 which was released very recently with a whole lot of innovative features including the Real-Time Anti-Fraud technique.