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30 October 2008, 10:34

Opera closes critical hole in web browser

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Opera has published version 9.62 of its browser to download which resolve a critical vulnerability. The hole became apparent at the end of last week after browser security specialist Aviv Raff published a demo that allowed the running of arbitrary local executable files.

Attackers could exploit the hole to make Opera download malware via FTP and execute it. The developers of Opera also fixed a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in the browser. Users are advised to update immediately.


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