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Forum Thread: Open Office Update

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OpenOffice.org
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Nikilet Open Office Update
Member 20th May, 2012 00:51
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According to Secunia PSI scan, Open Office is insecure. When I select the "Install solution" option it downloads and saves the update file to my desktop. But it will not open. If I open the program itself and tell it to check for updates, after a long search it tells me the search for updates failed.

I have the free version of this program and I'm thinking it must have something to do with that. Can anyone advise me? And if I am unable to obtain an update to the free program, is it safe for me to use?

It shows: C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe, version 3.3.9556.500
Latest Version - patching one or more vulnerabilities: 3.4


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Maurice Joyce RE: Open Office Update
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Last edited on 20th May, 2012 13:21
Looks like there is some kind of solution here:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/126...

EDIT - I do not use Open Office but it looks like this is the site to download your version

http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html#test...



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Anthony Wells RE: Open Office Update
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Hi ,

The internal OOo programme link to check for/update and possibly that of the PSI are/have been problematic during the transfer of control of OOo from Oracle to Apache .

The link posted by Maurice for version 3.4 is the correct one from Apache ; hopefully the internal updater will be coorectly enabled in the (new) 3.4 platform .

I have registered with Apache and they sent me 3 email advanced warnings of the update last week (on the 16th of May) and which also included an "update" link .

Here is a copy of previous email info from Apache on signing up :-

QUOTE : If you wish to continue to receive occasional email updates from the
project, for new releases,etc., then please subscribe to our
announcement email list by sending an email to:

ooo-announce-subscribe@incubator.apache.org.

Information on other mailing lists for the project can be found here:
http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/mailing-...

UNQUOTE.

Hope that is clear .

Anthony

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Nikilet RE: Open Office Update
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Thank you much for the link Maurice. All is well now.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Open Office Update
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Pleased to see U are all fixed up.

On that basis, I will lock this thread for U sometime tomorrow unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

This will protect your mail box from possible update emails from "tag on" posts

You can of course lock threads U have created. Just click the ACCEPT button in the post of the helper who offered U the best solution/advice to solve your problem.

Secunia Support can always reopen threads by applying by email to: support@secunia.com



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