Sun last week pushed out a set of updates designed to fix a flaw in its StarOffice and StarSuite office software packages. Problems in handling Microsoft Word documents by Sun's open source alternatives created a code injection risk. Users induced into opening malformed documents could wind up with pwned Windows PCs because of …
Windows, Linux, Apple or all of them?
You forgot Solaris, the one true OS ;-)
Another Windows Malware Problem
Greetings and Salutations.
From looking at some of the postings for various distributions, it looks like that windows IS most Vulnerable (what a surprise), with mostly Linux/Apple problems stemming from the fact that the underflows will raise an exception and probably cause OO to burp (or maybe crash).
It MIGHT allow code to execute...but I am skeptical. And in any case, unless the Linux/Apple user is running as Admin, the user will end up shooting only themselves in the foot.
Certainly Linux, although I note that Debian announced updates to fix this back on Sept. 4.
How is "shoots down" compatible with the news that a fix has been issued?
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