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OpenOffice.org Denies Macro Exploit A Problem

OpenOffice.org, the open-source project that produces an alternative to Microsoft's Office suite, said it won't patch its software against a recently launched macro threat. In a statement prominently displayed on the OpenOffice.org home page, the group also disputes applying the label "virus" to Stardust, the proof-of-concept exploit discovered last week by Kaspersky Labs. "The 'proof-of-concept macro virus' showed that it is possible to write a simple 'virus-like' program using OpenOffice.org's macro language," read the statement. "This is a known risk with any capable macro language. To mitigate against this risk, by default OpenOffice.org detects if a document contains macros, displays a warning, and will only run the macro if the user specifically agrees. Th...

ยป InformationWeek - Gregg Keizer - 06-06-2006

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