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10 June 2008, 15:34

OpenOffice update remedies flaws and closes security hole

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With OpenOffice 2.4.1, the open source project has released what will probably be the last version of its 2.x office suite. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Solaris.

The new version of OpenOffice corrects numerous flaws. It also closes a security hole that attackers could exploit to execute arbitrary code by means of manipulated documents. In its Release Notes, the team describes the changes it made from version 2.4. At the beginning of September, the team plans to release version OpenOffice 3.0, which is currently undergoing beta testing. Beta 2 is expected to be released at the end of this month.

Sun Microsystems made Update 11 of StarOffice 8, which is commercial software based on OpenOffice, available for download a few days ago, bringing it up to date with OpenOffice 2.4.1.


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