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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0270

Original release date: 05/29/2002
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Opera, when configured with the "Determine action by MIME type" option disabled, interprets an object as an HTML document even when its MIME Content-Type is text/plain, which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary script in documents that the user does not expect, possibly through web applications that use a text/plain type to prevent cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020212 [GSA2002-01] Web browsers ignore the Content-Type header, thus allowing cross-site scripting

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:opera_software:opera_web_browser:9.10

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)