Opera Software patches Security holes



Opera Software has released an update to the Opera web browser. The update addresses 2 security flaws. One flaw was related to the FlashPlayer plugin, the other was a code execution bug and affected Unix or Linux users. Opera 8 has recently been released for free download (without ads as far as I know).


The first bug…

The first problem relates to Flash Player and was made public earlier this month. Macromedia warned that the bug in Flash Player, one of the most widely used pieces of software on the desktop, could allow attackers to take over a system.

the second….

The release also fixes a problem identified by Secunia Research, involving the shell script used to launch Opera in Linux and Unix environments. The flawed script processes shell commands enclosed in URLs passed to Opera via the command line.

Opera is one of the more common browsers available. (Behind Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape and possibly Safari (depending on which stats you see..))

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