Secunia Research: Opera Suppressed "Download Dialog" Vulnerability

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                   Secunia Research 13/12/2005

        - Opera Suppressed "Download Dialog" Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Description of Vulnerability.........................................3
Solution.............................................................4
Time Table...........................................................5
Credits..............................................................6
About Secunia........................................................7
Verification.........................................................8

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1) Affected Software

Opera 8.01

Prior versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System Access
Where:  From remote

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3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Opera, which can
be exploited by malicious people to trick users into downloading and
executing arbitrary programs on a user's system.

A design error in the processing of mouse clicks in new browser
windows and the predictability of the position of the "File Download"
dialog box can be exploited to trick the user into clicking on the
"Run" button of the dialog box. This is exploited by first causing a
"File Download" dialog box to be displayed underneath a new browser
window, and then tricking the user into double-clicking within a
specific area in the new window. This will result in an unintended
click of the "Run" button in the hidden "File Download" dialog box.

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4) Solution

Update to version 8.02 or later.
http://www.opera.com/download/

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5) Time Table

26/06/2005 - Vulnerability discovered and reported to vendor.
28/07/2005 - Opera Software releases an updated version. Disclosure is
             pending a patch from Microsoft for a similar issue in
             Internet Explorer.
13/12/2005 - Public disclosure.

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6) Credits

Discovered by Jakob Balle, Secunia Research.

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8) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia web site:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2005-19/advisory/

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