How can we protect against these attacks if we can not apply patches in some
Just a reminder for everybody and the archives - unless you're using some sort
of firewall appliance that doesn't pass a packet that triggers a signature,
having a signature doesn't actually protect you.
If you're just using Snort, and it coughs up a "Signature for Oracle 68"
message, it's *too late*. That's not a condom, that's the doctor telling you
the test came back positive.
(An amazing number of people manage to get confused on this point, and probably
get hacked as a result....)