Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2006 18:12 UTC
Features, Office has hit back at claims that the alternative office applications suite is riddled with security holes. Researchers at the French Ministry of Defense say that OpenOffice is subject to security weaknesses that make it at least as susceptible to computer viruses as the commercial, more widely used, Microsoft Office.
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PDF is safe (maybe) ... the reader isn't!
by NotParker on Wed 16th Aug 2006 19:48 UTC
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"Products: Adobe Reader 5.1, 6.0-6.0.3, 7.0-7.0.2, Adobe Acrobat 5.0-5.0.5, 6.0-6.0.3, 7.0-7.0.2

Platform: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris

Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2005-2470

Overview: Adobe has discovered a buffer overflow in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. This issue has been addressed and a product update is available to proactively mitigate potential malicious activity. Adobe always recommends that users keep their systems up to date and install the latest update of these applications.

Effect: If the vulnerability were successfully exploited, the application could crash with an increased risk of arbitrary code execution."

And there are a few others.

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