Opera 10.63 Has Been Released

Man, considering all of the recent updates for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and other browsers, one could spend all of one’s spare time downloading browser updates.

Companies who develop web browsers often work on multiple strains of a web browser at the same time. Google does that for instance by maintaining three different builds of the browser. Mozilla does it as well, and so does Opera. Opera has been working on Opera 10.63 as well as Opera 10.70 for a while now. The plan was to introduce bug fixes, security updates and stability enhancements to Opera 10.63, and on additional features in Opera 10.70 (the latest public snapshot got web socket support for instance).

Opera Software has released Opera 10.63 a few minutes ago. The new web browser release is a recommended upgrade offering security and stability enhancements. This falls in line with the classification of the two development strains.

Opera 10.60 users are asked to update to the latest version of the web browser as soon as possible to fix the security and stability issues.

The easiest way to update is to click on Menu > Help > Check for Updates and follow the onscreen instructions from there.

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opera 10.63 update notification

Interested Opera users can take a closer look at the fixes introduced in Opera 10.63 at the official changelog page.

Crash when removing custom settings folders
Start Bar being blanked out after opening a background tab
Opera Unite Messenger application not loading
Crash when saving a file while the page redirects
Crash after leaving a page containing Flash with wmode=”transparent”
Using Opera Link, bookmarks dragged out of the Opera Mini folder are recreated when sent as added in the Opera Mini folder again
Opera Link freezing on startup
Fallback to a second address being very slow
Reloading pages give multiple unclosable download dialogs
Menus being as high as the screen and nearly empty
Crash when viewing the bookmark menu

Handling of Content-Disposition extended parameters
Memory corruption when using SVG in an element
Several JavaScript-related issues, including one with Yahoo! Mail Classic
A mouse focus problem related to plug-ins
Incorrect compilation to native code leads to wrong arithmetic results
Crash when assigning data or src attribute on a focused and highlighted <input> element with dirty layout
JavaScript alerts opening shortly after a page loads close instantly

Added search suggestions from Baidu
100% CPU usage occurring when starting Opera
Crash when opening a file with Content-Disposition: attachment directly in Opera

Fixed an issue that allowed cross-domain checks to be bypassed, allowing limited data theft using CSS, as reported by Isaac Dawson; see our advisory.
Fixed an issue where manipulating the window could be used to spoof the page address; see our advisory.
Fixed an issue with reloads and redirects that could allow spoofing and cross-site scripting; see our advisory.
Fixed an issue that allowed private video streams to be intercepted, as reported by Nirankush Panchbhai of Microsoft Vulnerability Research; see our advisory.
Fixed an issue that caused JavaScript to run in the wrong security context after manual interaction; see our advisory.

Opera 10.63 is also available as a direct download directly at the Opera.com website.


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