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Security news roundup: October 11, 2007

Here is a collection of recent news stories posted on TechRepublic's IT Security blog, which cover a Microsoft Word exploit, a survey that shows IT spending is on the rise, Microsoft's official response to fix the three-month old URI vulnerability, and vulnerabilities found in Solaris.

Here is a collection of recent news stories posted on TechRepublic's IT Security blog, which cover a Microsoft Word exploit, a survey that shows IT spending is on the rise, Microsoft's official response to fix the three-month old URI vulnerability, and vulnerabilities found in Solaris.

Sun has acknowledged some vulnerabilities in Sun Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious people to execute arbitrary code and compromise a vulnerable server.

After three months, Microsoft finally announces that it will fix the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) flaw or vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7.

A report released by The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) notes that organizations are using an average of 20% of their total IT budgets on security-related spending in 2006.

It seems that the trend for exploiting vulnerabilities around the same time as Patch Tuesday continues. "Exploit Wednesday" this week saw an exploit targeting a just-patched Word vulnerability.

About Paul Mah

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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