According to Symantec, a new and malicious worm is spreading (dare I say it?) like wildfire within OpenOffice documents. "The worm can infect Windows, Linux and Mac OS X systems," according to a Symantec Security Response advisory. "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, called badbunny.odg, launches a macro that behaves in several different ways, depending on the user’s operating system.
On Apple Mac systems, the worm drops one of two Ruby script viruses in files respectively called badbunny.rb and badbunnya.rb.
On Linux systems, the worm drops both badbunny.py as an XChat script and badbunny.pl as a Perl virus.
Symantec rates the worm as a "medium risk."
That is, only if it is not on your computer :)
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