Thursday, July 30, 2009

CPU, OpenWorld, APEX, Security, EBS, Hyperion


CPU - Important Notice

I'm usually strongly advocating applying the security patch sets (CPUs), but this time around we have a vulnerability that shows signs of being more virulent than usual.

Here are a few links about it:

Definitely a good idea to apply the July CPU, since it contains a fix for this vulnerability. As to the chief villain of the piece, the exploit author, being named Chris Gates, well, it's spelled differently than my name, and, I would point out, is spelled just like Bill Gates' last name, so kindly cast your aspersions that way.

OpenWorld

Priority Service customers get a limited number of Gold Passes if they are attending OpenWorld The Gold Pass gets you VIP seating and some other nice benefits. Please see your SDM for details. Don't have Priority Service? See your Support Sales rep to get hooked up!

While you're at OpenWorld, don't miss the two sessions from the Oracle Optimizer team.

APEX

Are you an APEX coder? Don't forget to join the Oracle Application Express Development Competition.

Security

The Talking Identity blog has a good real-world example of what happens when you have less than industrial strength identity management: The Twitter Break-In: Anything to learn here?

EBS

This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite blog:

2 comments:

CG said...

its obvious you didnt look at the actual code, the blackhat slides or whitepaper all of which have been released before posting that.

Christopher Gait, Oracle Infogram Editor said...

Very true. Give me some links and I'll be happy to post them.

Official, Youbetcha Legalese

This blog is provided for information purposes only and the contents hereof are subject to change without notice. This blog contains links to articles, sites, blogs, that are created by entities other than Oracle. These links may contain advice, information, and opinion that is incorrect or untested. This blog, links, and other materials contained or referenced in this blog are not warranted to be error-free, nor are they subject to any other warranties or conditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, including implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We specifically disclaim any liability with respect to this blog, links and other materials contained or referenced in this blog, and no contractual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this blog, link or other materials. This blog may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without our prior written permission. The opinions and recommendations contained in this blog(including links) do not represent the position of Oracle Corporation.

Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.