The database company allows U.K. security firm NGSSoftware to publish details on six flaws, but legal and security experts are still concerned that future disclosures will be challenged.
Computer virus attacks up 50 per cent
Computer virus incidents grew 50 per cent in 2004 even in the absence of a major new attack, a security survey shows.
The survey by Cybertrust's ICSA Labs in the US found that the frequency of attacks, and costs to businesses affected by those attacks, increased again for the 10th consecutive year.
The survey found a rate of 392 "virus encounters" per 1,000 computers per month last year, up 50 per cent from 2003.
The amount of infections also increased to a rate of 116 per month.
ICSA said the number of "virus disasters," where 25 or more PCs or servers are infected at the same time in an organisation, was up 12 per cent from the previous year.
Of the 300 companies responding to the survey, 112 reported a virus disaster, compared with 92 reported in 2003.