Patch issued for OpenOffice.org WMF vulnerability

Friday, 5 January 2007, 12:09 AM EST

A patch has been released for a vulnerability in the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, a problem rated as "highly critical".

The flaw could be exploited by creating a malicious file in the Windows Metafile (WMF) or Enhanced Metafile formats. If the file was opened by a user, it could start running unauthorized code on a computer, according to an advisory by Red Hat, which offers the OpenOffice suite with several of its products.

At Computerworld.

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