Opera patches browser flaws

Summary:A new version of the Opera browser has been released with patches for a range of security vulnerabilities. The new Opera 9.

A new version of the Opera browser has been released with patches for a range of security vulnerabilities.

The new Opera 9.20, available for download here, fixes five security issues that put users at risk of cross-site scripting attacks.

Opera lists this as a "recommended upgrade" that provides cover for the following issues.:

  • Fix for character encoding inheritance issue with frames, which could enable cross-site scripting. See advisory.
  • Fixed an issue regarding handling of FTP PASV response.
  • XMLHttpRequest now treats separate ports on the same server as a different server.
  • Fixed an issue where scripts could continue to run after leaving the page.

Topics: Browser

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