Opera security update available

Opera Software has just released the first update for Opera 9.5. The update fixes a vulnerability that has been reported in Opera, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. No further information is currently available.

It also fixes a less critical vulnerability that is caused due to an error when handling certain canvas functions and can be exploited to read random memory (potentially disclose sensitive information).

Opera 9.51 also includes several bug fixes and are available for all platforms as always.

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