Fundamental Oracle flaw revealed

A design decision made by Oracle architects long ago may have painted some of Oracle's largest customers into a corner. Patches have arrived, but how much will they correct?

By Paul Venezia, InfoWorld |  Security, database, Oracle

It's also critical that Oracle admins take great pains to prevent any unpatched Oracle database servers from connecting to any other Oracle databases within the infrastructure. This will present quite a challenge in large deployments that utilize many different Oracle versions, but it will be necessary to prevent spurious SCN growth. It appears that keeping SCN values in check will be an ongoing exercise for some Oracle shops, requiring monitoring and careful inspection of new installations down the road.

We hope that Oracle's patches and the increased visibility of this issue will provide Oracle shops with fair warning of problems they may face and arm them with at least some protection against a potentially large problem.

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