Author: Paul Vallee

How to Secure Linux Production Systems: A Practical Guide

Here’s a great “How To” article on securing Linux for use in production environments.

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Security Issues in the Oracle Database and Applications

A security advisory from Integrigy details multiple bugs in the Oracle spatial package MDSYS.MD2. The Oracle Reports Server leaks database passwords and there is a Denial of service in the Oracle Forms server. There are also multiple SQL Injection issues... Read More >

Open Source Oracle Benchmarking and Stress Testing Tools

Check out these 5 links to open-source benchmarking and stress testing tools for Oracle

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Pervasive Posts Rival to MySQL

Did you know the data infrastructure software company Pervasive Software Inc., is coming out with a customized version of the open-source PostgreSQL database?

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Bug Report: Bug 4015165

Bug 4015165 Unexpected ORA-6502 from PLSQL using host binds when using CHAR length semantics.

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Alert 68 Vulnerabilities Now Made Public

Pete Finnigan lists links to the bugtrag advisories. A patch for alert 68 is available.

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Beta version of 10GR2 available

10GR2 is out in beta and has some interesting new XML DB features.

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2.9.2.0.6 released for Linux

2. 9.2.0.6 is out for Linux today—along with a lengthy list of bugs fixed in note 283897.1.

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Oracle Grabs PeopleSoft For $10B

Oracle increased its bid by 10 percent, thereby cementing its takeover of rival PeopleSoft. The $10.3 billion deal will make Oracle the second largest maker of business applications software behind German based SAP. When the takeover is complete, Oracle anticipates... Read More >

Firefox Plugin for Searching Metalink

Matt Penny has written up a great Firefox Search plugin that searches Metalink right from the toolbar

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