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Multiple critical and high risk issues in Oracle's database server
From: "NGSSoftware Insight Security Research" <nisr () nextgenss com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 20:02:49 +0100

David Litchfield of NGSSoftware has discovered multiple critical and high risk vulnerabilities in Oracle's Database Server. Versions affected include

Oracle Database 10g Release 2, versions,
Oracle Database 10g Release 1, versions,
Oracle9i Database Release 2, versions,
Oracle8i Database Release 3, version

Oracle has released a patch that addresses these issues. The announcement of this patch can be found here:


Patches can be downloaded from the Metalink website - http://metalink.oracle.com/.

NGSSoftware are going to withhold details about these flaws for three months. Full details will be published on the Tuesday, 18th of July 2006. This three month window will allow Oracle database administrators the time needed to test and apply the patch set before the details are released to the general public. This reflects NGSSoftware's approach to responsible disclosure. Our stated policy can be found here: http://www.ngssoftware.com/disclosure.pdf

NGSSQuirreL for Oracle, NGSSoftware's advanced vulnerability assessment scanner and security manager for Oracle, has been updated to check for and positively identify these flaws in Oracle database servers on the network. More information about NGSSQuirreL for Oracle can be found at http://www.ngssoftware.com/squirrelora.htm.

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