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Oracle Patching Speed under Fire
 

In a recent blog, Bill Brenner of SearchOracle address the issues of Oracle customers complaining about Oracle's slow response time in releasing patches to critical flaws in Oracle's applications:

 

http://searchoracle.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid41_gci1161076,00.html?track=NL-94&ad=541204

 

Brenner quotes computer researcher Gadi Evron concerning the release of Oracle patches:

But that's nothing, Evron added, compared to how long it takes Oracle to patch other flaws. "Anyone here care to wager how long it took Oracle to release some of its new patches?" he asked. "I'll give you a hint, we can count it in years."

While Microsoft has a monthly process, he said, "Once in a blue moon [Oracle] comes out with so many patches it is difficult to count them. One such time was this week. Putting Oracle's ability aside for a moment, I would like to just tell Oracle one thing: A THOUSAND PATCHES RELEASED AT ONCE IS HORRIBLE, GET A GRIP!
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In a related article, Joris Evers of CNET News reported that David Litchfield, a not bug hunter has found yet another security flaw that has yet to be patched:

 

http://news.com.com/Oracle+critiqued+again+over+patching+speed/2110-1002_3-6031339.html?tag=html.alert

The flaw can be exploited by an attacker to gain full administrator-level control of a database server through a Web server, Litchfield wrote. He provides a workaround in the mail so Oracle users can protect themselves against attacks. The flaw was reported to Oracle on Oct. 26. Litchfield had hoped that Oracle would provide a fix or a workaround on its recent patch release day. "They failed to do so," he wrote.


 

 
 
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