An OpenOffice.org vulnerability
Posted Apr 14, 2005 13:06 UTC (Thu) by mrshiny
Parent article: An OpenOffice.org vulnerability
It should be noted that most Office vulnerabilities regarding opening word documents stem from Macro Viruses, rather than malformed documents. MS Word is terrible at handling corrupted documents; where I used to work we had a product that would generate Word documents. As you can imagine, during development we'd often generate documents that were corrupt in some way; often several versions of Word would crash if they opened the document. The file format is so complicated that I'm not surprised that OOo has a bug or so. Thankfully it's being addressed and hopefully this sort of problem will happen less often. Maybe some one should write a tool to feed OOo randomly generated corrupt docs? That'd be a good way to test its robustness.
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