jeanfrederic.wiki at gmail
Apr 8, 2012, 8:04 AM
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Hi dear tech folks,
Upload of OpenDocument files safe?
The MediaWiki 1.18 release notes stated the following:
“(bug 24230 ) Uploads of ZIP types, such as MS Office or OpenOffice can
now be safely enabled. A ZIP file reader was added which can scan a ZIP
file for potentially dangerous Java applets. This allows applets to be
blocked specifically, rather than all ZIP files being blocked.”
On the Wikimedia Commons village pump , concerns were still raised about
security (some referred to macros specifically).
Brion stated in 2008 that the ZIP issue was the only problem we had with
OpenDocument upload , and TheDJ confirmed so in said thread; but let’s
make it super-extra clear as for the technical side:
* Is it completely safe to enable upload of OpenDocument files on Wikimedia
* If not, would you advise us to restrict this type of uploads to trusted
With this confirmation, we can quietly discuss on Commons whether we want
this or not :-)
Thanks for your help!
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