Intrusion Prevention

Web.Browser.File.URI.Handler.Heap.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Opera Web Browser.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the software handles an overly long "file://" URI. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Opera Web Browser 9.62

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the vendor's web site.

CVE References

CVE-2008-5178