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Old 18th October 2011
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Default Critical security hole in current version of Opera

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Security expert José A. Vázquez has released details of a critical security hole in the Opera browser that can be exploited to inject malicious code. Vázquez says that he found the hole and notified the developers with a proof of concept a year ago. However, the expert said that Opera decided not to close the hole.
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great, just great
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As far as I can figure out from the metasploit module, this only works if DEP is disabled.

http://dev.metasploit.com/redmine/pr...r/opera_svg.rb

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NOTE: This module is incomplete because Opera by default supports DEP (since version 9), but this exploit only works with /noexecute=AlwaysOff. The following explains the challenge we need to overcome in order to support DEP-bypass:
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"Manipulating fonts in SVG can allow execution of arbitrary code" advisory
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Yeah. This isn't Internet Explorer where it takes months and years to fix exploits.
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Yeah. This isn't Internet Explorer where it takes months and years to fix exploits.
Yes, the release of the exploit probably forced their hand - as was hinted at in the Beta testing forum - and they reacted quickly. Their development is light years beyond Microsoft's.
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