Opera JPEG Processing Integer Overflow Vulnerability

2006.06.28
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-Other


CVSS Base Score: 7.5/10
Impact Subscore: 6.4/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Partial
Integrity impact: Partial
Availability impact: Partial

Opera JPEG Processing Integer Overflow Vulnerability (VMSA-20060621-01) Summary: An integer overflow vulnerability exists in the Opera Web Browser due to the improper handling of JPEG files. Impact: Remote Code Execution Affected Versions: Opera 8.54 and Earlier Details: If excessively large height and width values are specified in certain fields of a JPEG file, an integer overflow may cause Opera to allocate insufficient memory for the image. This will lead to a buffer overflow when the image is loaded into memory, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. Recommended Actions: It is recommended that users upgrade to Opera 9.00, which addresses this vulnerability. Additionally, users should exercise caution while accessing the web, and should do so from accounts with limited privileges. Timeline: Reported: 4/25/2006 Fixed: 6/20/2006 Credit: Chris Ries References: Opera Website: http://www.opera.com VigilantMinds Website: http://www.vigilantminds.com


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