Opera Closes Security Holes

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 12:03 PM gHale


Opera released version 11.62 of its web browser which fixes bugs, improves overall stability, and closes seven security holes, five of which affect all supported platforms.

Two of the vulnerabilities rate as “high” severity and an attacker could exploit them to download and execute a malicious file. This occurs by tricking a victim into clicking a hidden dialogue box or by entering a specific keyboard sequence.

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Three other problems rated as “low” severity, and ended up fixed, include an address spoofing bug, an address bar problem and a cross-domain information disclosure bug. Officials also fixed a moderate vulnerability affecting Opera for Mac and a low risk bug on Linux/Unix.

Non-security related bugs fixed include problems with the WebM decoder that caused it to freeze and a bug when scrolling the Facebook chat window. The browser now supports a full refresh with Ctrl+F5 and Shift+F5, ignoring the cache. The email client also now remembers the last selected email.

Further information about this update, including a full list of bug fixes, can be found in the Windows, Mac and Unix change logs. Opera 11.62 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris.



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