OpenOffice.org security update



Version 2.0.3 of OpenOffice.org has been released. It includes quite a few bugfixes, including three security related fixes. The security vulnerabilities were apparently found in an internal audit. One of the improvements in 2.0.3 is an integrated update check, to be able to check for available updates directly from within OpenOffice. I think this is an important area to be improved.


In fact, one of my wishes for quite some time was an automated update checking of some sort within openoffice. (The ability to do smaller incremental updates would be nice too.) These days, any program that opens files (or could open files) from an outside source certainly need to be kept up to date. One of the things we need to do is see programs with better built in capabilities of checking for and retrieving those updates. Just like backups, it has to be as automated as possible.

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