Sami Rautiainen F-Secure
OpenOffice, the open office suite is available for Linux, Windows and Solaris, with the other platforms like MacOS X under development. It has reached the production version 1.0, being already the most popular office suite for Linux.
This paper discusses the security model of OpenOffice - the environment and restrictions that are provided for executable content such as macros and embedded objects. The paper also examines the features of the native macro language and the XML file format used by OpenOffice.
The OpenOffice feature set is similar to the feature set of Microsoft Office. It has word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications all tied together within a common look and feel.