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31 August 2011, 16:14

Opera 11.51 closes security holes

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Opera has released version 11.51 of its web browser, a maintenance and security update that addresses a high risk vulnerability. According to the developers, Opera 11.51 closes a hole that could have been exploited by an attacker to bypass certain security features. The issue is caused by an error when loading content that causes the browser to display the security information of a trusted site instead of the actual untrusted site.

The update also adds adds support for the full-screen app mode in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and addresses a number of bugs on all supported platforms. The developers note that the update also fixes a "low severity issue" reported by Thai Duong and Juliano Rizzo; however, details of the vulnerability were not disclosed.

Further details about the update can be found in the Windows, Mac and Unix change logs. Opera 11.51 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.

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