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An OpenOffice.org vulnerability

An OpenOffice.org vulnerability

Posted Apr 14, 2005 20:55 UTC (Thu) by joey (subscriber, #328)
Parent article: An OpenOffice.org vulnerability

I think it's only fair to point out that openoffice is not alone in having security holes that can be exploited by malicious documents. Similar security holes lately have affected sylpheed, xloadimage, lesstif, libxpm, gv, and of course mozilla.

The cautionary tale should really be that any program that processes data from an untrusted source, even if it's something as simple as an xpm image, has the potential to be exploited due to bugs in the code.


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