OpenOffice Worm Hits Mac, Linux and Windows

    Date12 Jun 2007
    Posted ByBill Keys
    Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.

    The advisory said: "A new worm is being distributed within malicious OpenOffice documents. The worm can infect Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems. Be cautious when handling OpenOffice files from unknown sources".

    The worm was first spotted late last month but at the time, it was not thought to be "in the wild".

    Once opened, the OpenOffice file (badbunny.odg) launches a macro that behaves in several different ways depending on the user's operating system.

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