An unknown virus writer has created the first macro virus that targets
computers running the alternative word processors OpenOffice and
StarOffice, antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs said on Tuesday.
The virus, which Kaspersky called StarOffice.Stardust.A on its Viruslist blog, is written in StarBasic, a variant of the BASIC programming language designed for scripting common functions in the StarOffice and OpenOffice
word processors. While the virus attempts to spread to computers
through OpenOffice and StarOffice, Kaspersky called the functionality