A first for OpenOffice
Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2007 - 02:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thankfully it has never been used for an exploit, but researchers have found a vulnerability in OpenOffice. Using the built in StarBasic scripting language, this virus can infect Windows, Mac or Linux boxes, and show a picture of a man in a bunny suit ... er ... being naughty. The Inquirer has more on this vulnerability, that should hopefully be fixed soon.
"A WORM for the Open Office package which delivers a picture of a merchant banker in a bunny suit committing an act which Victorian doctors would have claimed damaged eye sight, has been found by the virus experts at Sophos.
The 'proof of concept' virus targets the open-source office package OpenOffice and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux computers."
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