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28 March 2012, 10:21

Opera 11.62 closes security holes

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Opera logo Opera has released version 11.62 of its web browser. This maintenance update fixes a number of bugs, improves overall stability, and closes a total of seven security holes, five of which affect all supported platforms.

Two of the vulnerabilities are rated as "high" severity and could be exploited by an attacker to download and execute a possibly malicious file. This is done by tricking a victim into clicking a hidden dialogue box or by entering a specific keyboard sequence.

Three other problems rated as "low" severity, including an address spoofing bug, an address bar problem and a cross-domain information disclosure bug, have also been fixed. A moderate vulnerability affecting Opera for Mac and a low risk bug on Linux/Unix have also been corrected.

Non-security related bugs fixed include problems with the WebM decoder that caused it to freeze and a bug when scrolling the Facebook chat window. The browser now supports a full refresh with Ctrl+F5 and Shift+F5, ignoring the cache. The email client also now remembers the last selected email.

Further information about this update, including a full list of bug fixes, can be found in the Windows, Mac and Unix change logs. Opera 11.62 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris.


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