Opera belts out critical security update
In a move to prevent attackers from exploiting security flaws in its browser by way of an altered JPEG, Opera releases a critical security update.
Opera on Tuesday released a critical security update, designed to fix vulnerabilities in its browser that could allow malicious attackers to use an altered JPEG to take control of a user's system.
The update for Opera version 9.64 is designed to address security vulnerabilities in earlier versions of Opera 9.
The vulnerabilities were found in Opera's plug-ins, which when exploited via a maliciously crafted JPEG image could cause Opera to corrupt memory and crash, potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code and cross-site scripting, Opera noted in its advisory.
Security software company Secunia rates the vulnerabilities as "highly critical."