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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4197

Original release date: 09/27/2008
Last revised: 09/01/2009


Opera before 9.52 on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris, when processing custom shortcut and menu commands, can produce argument strings that contain uninitialized memory, which might allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or conduct other attacks via vectors related to activation of a shortcut.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020720
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/solaris/952/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/linux/952/
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2416
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/952/
External Source: XF
Name: opera-shortcuts-code-execution(44552)
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200811-01
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080919 CVE request: Opera < 9.52 multiple vulnerabilities
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235298
External Source: BID
Name: 30768
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/support/search/view/894/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/freebsd/952/
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080923 Re: CVE request: Opera < 9.52 multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:opera:opera_browser:9.51 and previous versions
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Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)