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Opera mouse click bug

by Nikola Strahija on December 15th, 2005 A queer security bug in the Opera Web browser, very similar to the one in IE Microsoft patched yesterday, tries to trick users into running malicious code, security experts warn.


The flaw involves the way Opera processes mouse clicks in new browser windows, according to Secunia. The mouse-click bug can be used to hide a "File Download" dialogue box underneath a new browser window, which responds to mouse clicks even though it isn't visible.

Because the "Run" button of the dialogue box appears in a predictable position, an attacker could trick the user into activating it by clicking in a specific area in the new browser window, Secunia said.

The flaw is eliminated in Opera version 8.02, available from Opera's website. Version 8.01 is affected, and previous versions are likely to be affected as well, Secunia said.


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