Opera Software sings security note

Opera Software issues security update

Just a few days ago, Opera Software was singing the blues.

It turned out that unsavory attackers could craft malicious torrent files, which, in turn, could lead to a buffer overflow in Opera for Microsoft Windows users, according to Opera's security advisory.

And that's not a good thing.

These attackers could inject arbitrary code into users' systems, if they right clicked on a torrent entry in the transfer manager, resulting in a buffer overflow. Fortunately, for some, simply clicking on a torrent link would not trigger the vulnerability.

Opera, which was notified of the flaw on May 8 by security research firm iDefense, dashed out a fix Monday with its 9.21 security update.

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    Dawn Kawamoto covered enterprise security and financial news relating to technology for CNET News.

     

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