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Oracle and setting the record straight
From: "David Litchfield" <davidl () ngssoftware com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 00:40:34 +0100
I don't know whether this helps serve any purpose or not, other than the
vent some of my own frustrations; however...
In the wake of the release of Alex Kornbrust's details on some Oracle flaws
there has been some discussion in various places about when I supposedly did
the same thing last year at Blackhat - i.e. release information on Oracle
bugs in the absence of a vendor supplied patch.
For the record, I did _not_ do this.
So, setting the record straight: I was due to present a talk that centered
around a batch of Oracle vulnerabilities at Blackhat last year. I gave
Oracle a heads up and explained that I intended to do so and questioned
whether the patches would be ready. On the day of the talk I was informed by
Oracle that the patches were not ready and so when I got up on the stage I
proceeeded to tell everyone exactly why I could no longer do the talk. i.e.
I can't do the talk because Oracle failed to patch the problems I was going
to talk about.
I did not discuss in any form or fashion the actual bugs.
Cheers and apologies to those who really don't care,
- Oracle and setting the record straight David Litchfield (Jul 21)