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Re: Remote file inclusion by office applications
From: Florian Weimer <fweimer () redhat com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:33:51 +0100

On 12/13/2012 07:53 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

For local file inclusion, libreoffice at leasts prompts me with:

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  This document contains one or more links to external data.

  Would you like to change the document, and update all links to get the
  most recent data?

  [Yes] [No]
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but it doesn't tell me what those documents are.

This is based on a similar Microsoft Office prompt and implements required functionality (for different use cases involving linked documents). It is not a security prompt by any means, and it predates macro security prompts by several years.

(I'm pretty sure Microsoft Office supports external documents with UNC names, FWIW.)

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Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team


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