Opera update plugs bug brace
History search vuln exorcised
Opera has updated its browser to plug a pair of critical security holes.
Version 9.62 of the browser fixes a vulnerability in the History Search function which creates a possible mechanism for hacker to inject code. The flaw, discovered by researcher Aviv Raff, left Opera users at risk of attack simply by visiting booby-trapped webpages.
Opera 9.62 also incorporates the Opera Presto 2.1.1 user agent engine, as explained in an advisory by the Norwegian software firm here. ®