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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Opera before 11.10 does not properly handle hidden animated GIF images, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an image file that triggers continual repaints.

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published