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Brief: OpenOffice vulnerability revealed

Mark Brunelli

OpenOffice.org today is expected to patch a buffer overflow issue that could allow for attacks by remote hackers.

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First discovered in late March, the vulnerability exists in OpenOffice 1.1.4, the OpenOffice 2.0 beta release, and in earlier versions of the open source personal productivity application suite.

According to OpenOffice.org, the flaw could have left a door open for remote execution of malicious code on computers running the applications. The group says the problem has been addressed by eliminating the code bugs that created it.

Researchers rated the flaw as relatively serious to moderately critical.


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