Category Archives: Office

OpenOffice- and LibreOffice Vulnerability CVE-2018-16858

[German]There is a micro patch for the 0-day vulnerability CVE-2018-16858 in OpenOffice. And for the vulnerability (patched in LibreOffice by an update) there is a Proof of Concept (PoC).

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates ( February 12, 2019)

[German]As of February 12, 2019 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), Microsoft has released several security updates for supported Microsoft Office versions and products such as Sharepoint.

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Microsoft will make Office Pro Plus GDPR compliant

[German]If the reports are true, Microsoft is planning to update Office Pro Plus so that it meets the DSGVO requirements. Here is some information about the background of this move.

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Microsoft Office Patchday (February 5, 2019)

[German]On the first Tuesday of the month (Office Patchday), Microsoft released some non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2016 on February 5, 2019.

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Remote Code Execution vulnerability in LibreOffice

Libreoffice has a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2018-16858) that can be exploited via macro/event execution. A malicious ODT document may be used to trigger the vulnerability CVE-2018-16858.

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Office365.com outage fixed, Microsoft 365 facing now new issues 01/29/2019)

[German]Today Microsoft reported that the major outage of Office365.com last week was fixed. But now Microsoft 365-/Office365.com users can no longer access safe links in emails. And outages of Azure, Outlook, Skype etc. are also floating in.

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Office365 outage: a status update (01/26/2019)

[German]Microsoft’s Office365 business customers are facing an outage of Microsoft’s Office365.com service since January 24, 2019. Exchange Online is partially not reachable, so email can’t be send or received. Today (Saturday, January 26, 2019) a status update about that outage.

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Microsoft employees experienced reply-all email Armageddon

[German]Thursday, January 24, 2019, about 11,500 Microsoft employees were probably quite annoyed because their mailboxes were flooded with ‘tons of e-mails’. A configuration change to the Microsoft’s Github account was the root cause of this incident.

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Office 2010 Update KB4462157 (Jan. 18, 2019)

[German]A short note to users of Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft has released the update KB4462157 on January 18, 2018 to finally add support for a new area to the Japanese calendar.

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Microsoft 365 is coming for consumers

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella indicated last week in an interview with journalists that Microsoft 365 will also be available for consumers (i.e. outside corporate environments).

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