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Sun Alert 102490 Security Vulnerability With Macros in StarOffice/StarSuite

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Product: StarOffice 7 Office Suite, StarOffice 8 Office Suite

A security vulnerability in StarOffice/StarSuite may make it possible to inject basic code into documents which is executed upon loading of the document. The user will not be asked or notified and the macro will have full access to system resources with current user's privileges. As a result, the macro may delete/replace system files, read/send private data and/or cause additional security issues.

Note: Disabling document macros will not prevent this issue.

This issue is also described in CVE CAN-2006-2198 at: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2198

Avoidance: Patch
State: Resolved
First released: 30-Jun-2006

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