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Opera in fresh browser security drama

Opera today released a fix for a serious security flaw with its browser which could let crackers load and execute malicious code on victim’s PCs. The vulnerability, which involves both version 6.x and 7.x of the browser, revolves around incorrect handling of very long filenames in the Opera’s Download Dialog box. “This allows a malicious Web site to create a filename that causes a buffer overflow which can be exploited to execute arbitrary code,” an advisory by security outfit Secunia explains. “Exploits are in the wild for Windows,” it warns. Full Story

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