Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Taking Oracle to the Woodshed...

From Security Focus News, http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11252:

"Claiming that Oracle has failed to fix six vulnerabilities despite having more than 650 days to issue a patch, researchers at security firm Red Database Security published details of the flaws on Tuesday.

The flaws vary in severity with three of the six classified by the firm as high risk, potentially allowing a remote attacker to compromise a server or overwrite files, according to advisories released by Red Database."

Oracle's response -
 'We believe the most effective way to protect customers is to avoid disclosing or publicizing vulnerabilities before a patch or workaround has been developed,'

Seriously, does Oracle think its in the best interest of their customers to keep them in the dark?!  Especially when it takes nearly 2 years before a fix is available.   

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