Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162893
Scandinavian letters in password protected Openoffice files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
Description of problem:
After updating Openoffice to version 1.1.3-11.5.0.fc3, rulesets for scandinavian
letters has been changed when adding a password to protect a Openoffice
document. In other words, documents that has been saved with password (with
scandinavian letters Ã¥Ã¤Ã¶) cant be opened anymore with newer version than 1.1.3-
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
what version were they created in in the first place ?
Have been using openoffice for quite a while now so all documents have been
created with versions earlier than 1.1.3-11.5.0.fc3. Bye the way same problem is
with Openoffice 2.0Beta (Fedora 4 version), it cant open my documents "wrong
Installed the orginal openoffice that comes with Fedora 3 and now i gets them
open. Damn its a big work changing all the passwords for each file :)
ps. could mention that all depens on one letter(Ã¥) that i have been using in the
They *could* be opened with 1.1.3-9.5.0.fc3 ? And it's not the case that the
passwords were originally long ones > 16 letters which were silently truncated
on input on older version and are now accepted in totality ?
Yes all my skandinavian password saved documents can be opened with version 1.1.
3-9.5.0.fc3 or earlier. My password consist of 14 letters and one skandinavian
I have now changed the password of some of my documents, replacing the letter Ã¥
with an a. After the change all version of Openoffice can open the documents
that i have changed the password to.
That's really strange, I can see no change between those versions which could
account for it. Is is possible to get a password protected document (and the
password) created in 1.1.3-9 which won't open in 1.1.3-11 ?
Created attachment 116794 [details]
This was created with openoffice.org-1.1.3-9.5.0.fc3 with 14 character password
closed reopened to verify that the password worked.
I then re-upgraded to openoffice.org-1.1.3-11.5.0.fc3 and was still able to
it with that password, then upgraded to rawhide 1.9.117-1 and was also still
able to open it