[Esa-l]IMPSEC works - or does it.

Karl Dunn Karl.Dunn at vmic.com
Fri May 18 07:13:52 PDT 2001

I have a Solaris 2.7 SPARC box on which I run StarOffice.  It not only
doesn't do macros, but if you save a document that had them, they appear
to get stripped out (the sanitizer doesn't find them any more).

StarOffice has a version for LoseDoze.  I haven't tried it, but I'll bet
it behaves the same way.

Just a suggestion; I'm not an advocate here.

Karl Dunn     (KLD13)
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On Fri, 18 May 2001, John D. Hardin wrote:

> On Fri, 18 May 2001, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> > I assume that php used file magic to determine what the file type
> > was and was able to display the spreadsheet because it clearly did
> > not use the file name extension and the MIME type was
> > application/octet-stream.
> Running on a *nix box, that's a safe assumption.
> > What concerns me is whether any macros would have been executable
> > had they been embedded.
> Did it just render the spreadsheet, or did Excel actually get started
> on the client's computer (perhaps embedded in their browser)? If the
> latter, then yes, macros probably would get executed.
> In this case there's little the sanitizer could do.
> Does anybody know of a strip-VBA-from-MS-Office-Documents perl module?
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