Stardust virus infects Linux or UNIX OpenOffice documents

by on June 1, 2006 · 4 comments· LAST UPDATED June 1, 2006

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Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have spotted what they believe is the first virus for OpenOffice, the open-source rival to Microsoft's Office productivity suite.

As open source started to gain more and more popularity, virus writers/hackers started to target Open source software(s).

FTA "...The virus, dubbed Stardust, is capable of infecting OpenOffice and StarOffice, which is sold by Sun Microsystems, a Kaspersky Lab researcher wrote on the Russian company's Viruslist Web site on Tuesday.."

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1 Aleksandersen November 2, 2006 at 12:46 pm

Was this the old OpenOffice.org document format or the OpenDocument format?

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2 nixCraft November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm

Aleksandersen,

It is a macro virus so file format doesn’t matter, IMPO.

Hope this helps!

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3 pro003 January 26, 2008 at 10:32 am

However! It is The First virus to be found as threat for OpenOffice.Org and on the other side how many threats are there for MS Office?…. Anybody?

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4 vwbond February 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm

MS Office is like Swiss Cheese to viruses man. I like Linux but I thinks Windows 7 will be much better then Vista we will have to see. OpenOffice.org is outstanding.

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