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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:09 PM

update OpenOffice.org, an open-source software maker, has confirmed a buffer overflow issue that could allow remote attacks.Published: April 13, 2005, 7:33 AM PDT By Matt Hines Staff Writer, CNET News.com The problem in its freely distributed productivity applications has been fixed, the organization said late Tuesday. Representatives said the group hopes to release a patch within the next 48 hours.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 11:45 PM

Just goes to show you, that open source can turn around a security problem ten times faster than MS. Just this week, a new security problem was found in Office- - -let's see how fast MS issues a patch.
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Posted 15 April 2005 - 11:46 PM

A Security Patch for OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 is now available for download.

All users of OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 are urged to download and install this security patch. It addresses a problem noted in a recent advisory...

This patch fixes the problem in 1.1.4 but not in earlier or subsequent releases.

We suggest that users of releases prior to 1.1.4 upgrade by downloading either 1.1.4 and the patch, or waiting until a modified version of 2.0beta is released.

Users of 2.0beta and beyond are requested to download OpenOffice.org 1.9.95. It will include the patch and be ready shortly.


http://download.openoffice.org/1.1.4/security_patch.html

Edited by KoanYorel, 15 April 2005 - 10:50 PM.

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