Sybase invokes licence gag in flaw disclosure row

Tuesday, 5 April 2005, 9:42 AM EST

Database maker Sybase will likely drop legal threats against a UK-based security company this week, allowing the company to publish details on six flaws, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Monday.

The potential agreement between Sybase and Next-Generation Security Software comes after a two-week dispute over whether the security firm could publish additional details of six flaws it had found last year in the database maker's products. NGSSoftware had been scheduled to released its detailed advisories on 22 March.

By Robert Lemos at The Register.

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