Security issues with OpenOffice

OpenOffice Worm infects desktops: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6189961.html


·        6 Security issues in OpenOffice: http://news.com.com/OpenOffice+security+is+questioned/2100-1002_3-6105176.html


·        OpenOffice security insufficient: http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/08/11/HNopenofficesecurity_1.html


·        French Ministry of Defence questions OpenOffice security: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/20/openoffice_france_mod_report \


·        Russian company hacks OpenOffice password-protected documents: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/20/openoffice_password_crack


·        OpenOffice security falls short: http://www.geek.com/openoffice-security-falls-short (Mentions OO is less secure than MS Office)


·        Password-cracker defeats OO document security: http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com/expert/KnowledgebaseAnswer/0,289625,sid39_gci1254328,00.html


·        Disabling Hyperlinks feature broken: http://www.xatrix.org/advisory.php?s=7658


·        Crossplatform worm hijacks OpenOffice: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,132235/article.html


·        OpenOffice.org identifies multiple security issues: https://issues.foresightlinux.org/browse/FL-211


·        In-depth study finds OpenOffice Security lacking: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/openoffice_security.pdf (This is a great, detailed PDF, by a security firm.)

2 thoughts on “Security issues with OpenOffice”

  1. OpenOffice Worm infects desktops:
    June 11, 2007

    OpenOffice security is questioned
    August 14, 2006

    These are great… got anything new…if not… what’s the reason for the post???

  2. Thanks for your reply. Yes, I should have explained better in the post. It was motivated by a friend who asked me if I had anything on Open Office security. I had only those old links so I posted them, but forgot to mention they were old, even being from a recent past, so not that old.

    Anyway, they are old, not obsolete as they are not all solved nor in backlog yet, so some are still a concern and must be remembered.

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