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Re: Oracle and setting the record straight
From: Adam Laurie <adam.laurie () thebunker net>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 20:14:43 +0100
David Litchfield wrote:
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.
FWIW, I was there, and can confirm that this is true. Indeed, Dave was
put in a very awkward position, having to pull most of the content of
his talk at the last minute...
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