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[GLSA-200512-10] Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-10
(Opera: Command-line URL shell command injection)
Peter Zelezny discovered that the shell script used to launch
Opera parses shell commands that are enclosed within backticks in the
URL provided via the command line.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a
user to follow a specially crafted URL from a tool that uses Opera to
open URLs, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands on the
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Opera users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/opera-8.51"
Threat Level: Medium
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