The flaws were found by VeriSign's iDefense Labs to affect Opera 9.02 and believed to affect earlier versions. It affects the browser on both Windows and Linux platforms.
The second is a flaw in the way the system handles JPEGs, making it open to a heap-based buffer overflow from a malicious file.
Opera ranks these problems as "moderate," but experts at Secunia categorised them as "highly critical." Users are encouraged to upgrade to Opera 9.1, for which Opera Software corrected the problem.
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Opera discloses two fresh flaws
By Ericka Chickowski on Jan 5, 2007 11:45PM