Zero-day vulnerability in Opera

Improper input validation

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2012110201 - Phishing attack in Opera browser

Vulnerable component: Opera

CVE-ID: CVE-2012-6467

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform phishing attacks.
The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation when processing Internet shortcuts, referenced by IMG or other inline elements. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it and perform a phishing attack.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.