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Oracle: Run, don't walk, to patch this critical Database takeover bug

Oracle is advising customers to update their database software following the discovery and disclosure of a critical remote code execution vulnerability. The flaw, dubbed CVE-2018-3110 was given a CVSS base score of 9.9 (out of 10) and Oracle warns that successful exploit of the bug "can result in complete compromise of the …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Aug 2018
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Firefighters choke on Oracle's alleged smoke-and-mirrors cloud

Oracle has been sued by a pension fund that claims the database giant exaggerated its cloud business revenue. The City of Sunrise Firefighters' Pension Fund filed its lawsuit in a US district court in Silicon Valley against not just Oracle but also executives Safra Catz, Mark Hurd, Larry Ellison, Thomas Kurian, Ken Bond and …
Thomas Claburn, 13 Aug 2018

Oracle-botherer Rimini Street throws off credit shackles, plans 'aggressive' sales drive

Software support biz Rimini Street said it planned an "aggressive" investment in sales and marketing as it posted a 20 per cent boost in both revenues and client numbers. The thorn in Oracle’s side has previously complained that covenants in a refinancing deal had put a caps on its sales spending. But the firm's latest …
Rebecca Hill, 10 Aug 2018
WiFi outage

If for some reason you're still using TKIP crypto on your Wi-Fi, ditch it – Linux, Android world bug collides with it

It’s been a mildly rough week for Wi-Fi security: hard on the heels of a WPA2 weakness comes a programming cockup in the wpa_supplicant configuration tool used on Linux, Android, and other operating systems. The flaw can potentially be exploited by nearby eavesdroppers to recover a crucial cryptographic key exchanged between a …
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Salesforce takes leaf out of Oracle's book to forge little co-CEO bromance

Salesforce chief operating officer Keith Block is to become co-CEO with Mark Benioff, in a move echoing their former employer Oracle's setup. Benioff founded the CRM giant in 1999, having spent the previous 13 years under Larry Ellison's wing at Big Red, and has been sole CEO since then. However, last night the firm revealed …
Rebecca Hill, 8 Aug 2018

Oracle's JEDI mine trick: IT giant sticks a bomb under Pentagon's $10bn single-vendor cloud plan

Oracle has filed an official complaint with US government over plans to award the Pentagon’s lucrative cloud contract to a single vendor. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, which has a massive scope, covering different levels of secrecy and classification across all branches of the military, will run …
Rebecca Hill, 7 Aug 2018
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TSMC chip fab tools hit by virus, payment biz BGP hijacked, CCleaner gets weird – and more

Roundup This week we took a close look at Google security keys, bid adieu to Facebook's head security honcho, and had a few email credentials overshared by Atlassian. Here's everything else that happened in infosec land this week beyond what we've already reported. TSMC chip assembly line computers infected Chipmaker TSMC – which …
Shaun Nichols, 4 Aug 2018
US Supreme Court

Oracle tells US Supremes: Ignore Rimini Street. You don't need to review copyright case

Oracle has said support biz Rimini Street is invoking a "shallow and stale" circuit court split that doesn't merit the Supreme Court's attention in a bid to claw back cash it isn't owed. The latest in the years-long legal wrangling between the two comes after Rimini Street filed a petition with the top US court, as it tries to …
Rebecca Hill, 3 Aug 2018
Oracle acrobatics in the cloud

Amazon, ditch us? But they can't do without us – Oracle

Amazon is reportedly planning to stop relying on cloud rival Oracle’s database software entirely by early 2020. Rumours that Jeff Bezos’ firm is attempting to free itself from Big Red have been circling for some time, but according to reports in CNBC today, the end is almost in sight. The US outlet, citing inside sources, …
Rebecca Hill, 2 Aug 2018
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Oracle puts release of new freebie mini-database on ice to work out kinks

Oracle has pushed back the express edition of its 18c database until October. The latest version of Oracle Database XE was due to come out with the next quarterly release update of Big Red's new 18c database this summer. However, product manager Gerald Venzl said this week that Oracle Database 18c XE will be delayed until …
Rebecca Hill, 26 Jul 2018
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US Homeland Security warns of latest hacker craze – ERP pwnage

Hackers are increasingly looking to target enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to disrupt and steal data from large companies. This according to a report (PDF) from security companies Digital Shadows and Onapsis, who say that hacktivists and state-sponsored groups in particular have been looking to exploit flaws in …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jul 2018
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Oracle Database 18: Now in downloadable Linux flavour

Oracle Database 18 is now available for on-prem download on Linux, according to a talkative senior Oracle chap. Oracle corporate HQ Oracle: Think our DB sales are great now? Wait until we actually get the new product out... READ MORE Mike Dietrich, Big Red's master product manager for upgrades and migrations, said users can …
Gareth Corfield, 25 Jul 2018
mistake

Dust yourself off and try again: Ancient Solaris patch missed the mark

A vulnerability first detected and "resolved" years ago in Oracle's Unix OS, Solaris, has resurfaced, necessitating a fix in Big Red's latest quarterly patch batch. Rather than a Lazarus-like return from the dead, it's more a case of security researchers discovering that the original fix, for a component that's become known as …
John Leyden, 24 Jul 2018

So long and thanks for all the fixes: ERPScan left out of credits on Oracle bug-bash list

Oracle fixed 17 flaws in its products found by ERPScan researchers without acknowledging the application security firm, which was recently and controversially sanctioned in the US. hole US tech companies sucked into Russian sanctions row READ MORE ERPScan said vulnerabilities it uncovered affect six different business …
John Leyden, 18 Jul 2018
Oracle acrobatics in the cloud

Oracle cuts ribbon on distributed ledger service

Oracle confirmed a bunch of firms in financial services - traditionally a conservative sector - were among the first to test its blockchain platform that today was made generally available to all and sundry. The service, trailed at last year’s gabfest Oracle Open World, aims to provide a resilient, scalable and secure …
Rebecca Hill, 17 Jul 2018

Oracle wants to improve Linux load balancing and failover

Oracle reckons Linux remote direct memory access (RDMA) implementations need features like high availability and load balancing, and hopes to sling code into the kernel to do exactly that. The problem, as Oracle Linux kernel developer Sudhakar Dindukurti explained in this post, is that performance and security considerations …
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Oracle tells court: Boss man Mark Hurd didn't have docs relevant to HPE spat over Solaris

HPE's assertions that Oracle boss Mark Hurd intentionally deleted emails related to a legal spat over operating system software are "mere speculation," the database giant has told a district court in northern California. The two IT giants have been embroiled a copyright dispute since 2016, when Oracle accused HPE of improperly …
Rebecca Hill, 6 Jul 2018
Daleks. Say no more

Oracle, for one, says we'll welcome our new robot overlords: '90%' of you will obey an AI bot

Nine tenths of us pathetic meatbags are just itching for a benevolent AI to take charge of our affairs and make all the big decisions. This according to enterprise software giant Oracle, who for some reason funded a study polling 1,320 "HR leaders and employees" as to whether they would want to be taking orders from a robot. …
Shaun Nichols, 29 Jun 2018

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