Patch Issued for OpenOffice.org Vulnerability


A patch has been widely released for a vulnerability in the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, a problem rated as "highly critical" by one security vendor.

The flaw could be exploited by creating a malicious file in the Windows Metafile (WMF) or Enhanced Metafile (EMF) formats. If the file were opened by a user, it could start running unauthorized code on a computer, according to an advisory by Linux distribution vendor Red Hat, which offers the OpenOffice suite with several of its products.

OpenOffice.org is a free software suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet and a presentation program. Itís a competitor to Microsoftís Office suite, although itís not as widely used. Patch Issued for OpenOffice.org Vulnerability - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

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