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Forum Thread: OpenOffice 3.2.0 insecure? I don't think so.

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jonrichco OpenOffice 3.2.0 insecure? I don't think so.
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Several posts on this topic already, but none very helpful, some locked prematurely.

PSI says OO 3.2.0 is insecure and links to a download of 3.2.1 - a 263 MB file. But if you check for updates within OO, it says that program is up-to-date. PSI (imho) should NOT tell us to download a very large patch which the software vendor says is not necessary.

Any ideas, work arounds? We have OO on all our computers so updating is a bit of a pain.

wr RE: OpenOffice 3.2.0 insecure? I don't think so.
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Hi

Here's a link for the info about the vulnerability in OOo-which is now owned by Oracle-they bought Sun. http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2010-0...

Hope this helps.

Regards, wr

EDIT: You may also want to read this thread entirely-
still open as of June 12 2010 23:47 EDST http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/447...

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TiMow RE: OpenOffice 3.2.0 insecure? I don't think so.
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Try this link (it may be different to what you've already seen).

http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#tested-f...

It takes a bit of time - but not too bad.

TiMow

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jonrichco RE: OpenOffice 3.2.0 insecure? I don't think so.
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Thanks WF - you are quite right - there is a security issue, but for regular users, doesn't look to be a serious problem:

"A security vulnerability in OpenOffice.org, related to python scripting, might lead to unexpected code execution when using the built-in scripting IDE for exploring the python code."

I wouldn't know a python code if I tripped over it, so probably won't install the upgrade. I am curious why it is 263 MB when my OO 3.2.0 is only 153 MB.
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TiMow RE: OpenOffice 3.2.0 insecure? I don't think so.
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The file size from OOo download site that I've given in post above is 145MB, for English_GB.

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Anthony Wells RE: OpenOffice 3.2.0 insecure? I don't think so.
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For my English-US version of 3.2.1 - including JRE - the installer weighed 149 Mo and uploaded 147 Mo of installation files .

With fast broadband , initial download was less than 10 minutes . I let the installer over-install my existing OOo at default and I now have an up to date programme in a Program Files folder of 365 Mo . Installation was also less than 10 minutes .

Hope this helps .

Beware snakes in the grass .

Anthony

PS : version 3.3 is expected for Autumn 2010 .

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Member 14th Jun, 2010 09:14
Hi,

It does seem that the oOo build-in updater does in fact not deliver the latest update. However, version 3.2.0 is insecure, and it is highly recommended that you install the patch we offer. If you want to know why the oOo updater isn't keeping you up to date, I suggest you contact Oracle.

Hope this helps.
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M.Hansen RE: OpenOffice 3.2.0 insecure? I don't think so.
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Hi

Just wanted to add some additional information

It seems that not all language version of OpenOffice has been updated.
See this page for more information:
http://download.openoffice.org/other.html

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