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12 August 2010, 16:26

Opera update fixes high severity vulnerability

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Opera Software has released version 10.61 of the Opera web browser to fix a high severity hole. The issue was a heap overflow in the HTML5 canvas when performing some painting operations, which could in some cases be used to execute code.

Two lower severity issues were also fixed; A moderate severity bug allowing unexpected changes in tab focus, which obscured download dialogues and could potentially execute downloaded files, and a low severity issue that allowed news feeds with embedded scripts to subscribe to the feed without the users consent.

Opera "highly recommends" that users upgrade to the new version. It contains a number of bug fixes which are detailed in the release notes for Windows, Mac and Unix. The updated Opera 10.61 is available for download.


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