One of the basic security measures to prevent our system from falling into the hands of hackers and could compromise our security is to keep all our applications always updated to their latest versions, especially the most used by hackers to carry out attacks computer, such as Apache OpenOffice.

Apache OpenOffice is a suite free and open source office automation, owned by Apache, which currently is not exactly at its best. One of the techniques used by hackers is to hide macros and exploits within seemingly harmless documents so that, when run, you can get to take control of a victim’s system exploiting vulnerabilities as newly discovered in OpenOffice.

vulnerabilities

Several security experts have discovered two critical vulnerabilities in this office suite and affecting the previous version 4.1.2 of the suite.

The first vulnerability has been registered as CVE-2016-6803 and is present within the installer own office suite. Hackers could exploit this vulnerability to run other applications troyanizadas even with administrator permissions on the system.

The second vulnerability has been registered as CVE-2016-6804 and is present in the suite installer, allowing hackers to load DLL false and malicious libraries that allow them to execute arbitrary code in the memory of the affected systems.

To protect against the vulnerabilities we must make sure we have our office suite, at least updated to version 4.1.3. This version can be downloaded free from its main website.

OpenOffice finishes not find their place

As we said long ago, Apache OpenOffice is in a very delicate situation after the loss of much of its users due largely to the success of the free office suite LibreOffice. What started as an office automation suite developed by and for the community soon become part of a large company such as Oracle, who failed to maintain and treat your community as it should, causing the massive abandonment of both users and developer for the Document Foundation and fork LibreOffice.

Today, LibreOffice is maintained in the market as the main free alternative to Microsoft Office OpenOffice while looking for a new group of users including open space. A business model focused on the business sector as an alternative to Office would be nice, but for now, it’s all predictions.

Do you use OpenOffice? What do you like this suite?

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One of the basic security measures to prevent our system from falling into the hands of hackers and could compromise our security is to keep all our applications always updated to their latest versions, especially the most used by hackers to carry out attacks computer, such as Apache OpenOffice. Apache...