Opera for Mac OS X patches 6 security holes

Summary:The Opera Web browser for Mac OS X has been recently updated to version 11.62, with the latest update patching six security holes.

The Opera Web browser for Mac OS X has been recently updated to version 11.62, with the latest update patching six security holes.

Details on the fixed vulnerabilities:

  • Fixed an issue where small windows could be used to trick users into executing downloads, as reported by Jordi Chancel; see our advisory
  • Fixed an issue where overlapping content could trick users into executing downloads, as reported by Jordi Chancel; see our advisory
  • Fixed an issue which could allow web page content to overlap the address field; see our advisory
  • Fixed an issue where history.state could leak the state data from cross domain pages; see our advisory
  • Fixed an issue which could allow web page dialogs to display the wrong address in the address field; see our advisory
  • Fixed an issue where carefully timed reloads and redirects could spoof the address field, as reported by Jordi Chancel; see our advisory

Users are advised to update to the latest versions immediately, either through the browser's built-in updater, or directly download the latest version from Opera's web site.

Topics: Software, Apple, Browser, Hardware, Operating Systems, Security

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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