Opera Web Browser 11.61 Dialog Overlay privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Opera Web Browser 11.61 (Web Browser). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown code of the component Dialog Overlay. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. The software does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was disclosed 03/27/2012 by Jordi Chancel (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at opera.com. The public release has been coordinated in cooperation with Opera. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-1925 since 03/27/2012. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59631 (GLSA-201206-03 : Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165304 (SUSE Security Update for Opera (openSUSE-SU-2012:0610-1)).

Upgrading to version 11.62 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (74350), Vulnerability Center (SBV-34813) and Tenable (59631). The entries 4966, 4968, 4969 and 4970 are pretty similar.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.9

VulDB Base Score: 9.1
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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 59631
Nessus Name: GLSA-201206-03 : Opera: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802828
OpenVAS Name: Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities - March12 (Linux)
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Upgrade: Web Browser 11.62


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Vendor: opera.com

Advisory: opera.com
Researcher: Jordi Chancel
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-1925 (🔍)
X-Force: 74350 - Opera overlay code execution, High Risk
Vulnerability Center: 34813 - Opera < 11.62 Allows Remote Download and Execute Arbitrary Files Tricking via a Background Window, Medium
SecurityFocus: 52731 - Opera Web Browser 11.62 prior Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 48535 - Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 80621

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Created: 04/02/2012 03:38 PM
Updated: 03/22/2021 11:25 AM
Changes: 04/02/2012 03:38 PM (76), 04/22/2019 10:52 AM (8), 03/22/2021 11:25 AM (2)
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