[ISN] Oracle Patch Fixes 23 'Critical' Vulnerabilities

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Fri Jan 21 03:07:01 EST 2005

Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho at attrition.org>

: In the past, Oracle has been criticized for its lackadaisical approach 
: to addressing critical security flaws. At the Black Hat security 
: conference in Las Vegas last year, NGS Software pushed the envelope by 
: releasing details on more than two dozen security holes in Oracle 
: products that had not been fixed.
: At the time, NGS Software said Oracle was aware of the vulnerabilities - 
: some of them critical - for several months.

Several months? From this round of patches..



 03 April 2003                        Oracle was informed

 18 April 2003                        Bug confirmed

 18 Januar 2005                       Oracle published alert 69

Just under two years for this issue?


Oracle Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison said
Thursday that Oracle software remains unbreakable and mocked a memo
sent this week by arch rival Bill Gates stressing to Microsoft Corp.'s
employees the importance of security in the company's products.


"Microsoft isn't good at security. We're good at that.." -- Larry Ellison

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