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OpenOffice.org 3 for Windows bundles a vulnerable version of MSVC Runtime

1. Impact

OpenOffice.org 3 for Windows ships with a vulnerable version of the MSVC Runtime, CVE-2009-2493 for details. OpenOffice.org is not affected by the security issue, but centrally installs the vulnerable MSVC Runtime if it didn't exist on the system before. The vulnerable version should be updated automatically by the monthly Windows updates, but newer versions of OpenOffice.org also come with the updated MSVC Runtime.

2. Affected releases

Note: OpenOffice.org 2 and OpenOffice.org 1.1 are not impacted by this issue.

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate this issue has occurred.

4. Relief/Workaround


5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following release: OpenOffice.org 3.2

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