Opera Web Browser 12.00 up to 12.12 code injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Opera Web Browser 12.00 up to 12.12 (Web Browser). This affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-94. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Opera before 12.13 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving DOM events.

The weakness was shared 01/30/2013 by Arthur Gerkis with iSIGHT as not defined changelog entry (Website). The advisory is shared at opera.com. The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-1637 since 02/08/2013. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at exploit-db.com. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 64363 (Opera < 12.13 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 12.13 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 SecurityFocus (BID 57633), X-Force (81990), Secunia (SA52005), Vulnerability Center (SBV-40243) and Tenable (64363). The entries 7506, 7507, 7508 and 63527 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.2

VulDB Base Score: 9.6
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 64363
Nessus Name: Opera < 12.13 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 803310
OpenVAS Name: Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities -01 Feb 13 (Linux)
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Upgrade: Web Browser 12.13


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Vendor: https://www.opera.com/

Advisory: opera.com
Researcher: Arthur Gerkis
Organization: iSIGHT
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-1637 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 57633 - Opera Web Browser Prior to 12.13 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 52005 - Opera Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
X-Force: 81990
Vulnerability Center: 40243 - Opera &lt;12.13 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Related to DOM Events, Medium
OSVDB: 89617

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Created: 02/01/2013 11:00 AM
Updated: 05/04/2021 08:11 AM
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