Intrusion Prevention

Opera.Software.Opera.GIF.Processing.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Opera.
The vulnerability is due to a heap buffer underflow when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted GIF file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into opening a malicious GIF file and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Opera Software Opera 12.11 and earlier versions

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can execute arbitrary code within the context of the target user's browser.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are unaware of any vendor supplied patch or updates available for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2012-6470