Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 02-MAY-2012

Security: Key Patch Issued

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2012-1675 was released on April 30th, 2012.

This security alert addresses the recently publicly disclosed "Oracle TNS Listener Poison Attack" affecting Oracle Database Server.

Oracle strongly recommends applying Security Alert fixes as soon as possible.

The Security Alert Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, a summary of the security vulnerability, and a pointer to obtain the latest patches. Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Versions" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Security Alert supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Advisory is available at the following location:

Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts:

Oracle Security Alert CVE-2012-1675:


Doug from Doug's Oracle Blog attended Hotsos this year and has a day-by-day review of how things went: Hotsos Symposium 2012 Summary.


The BI & Analytics Pulse blog let's us know about the New Oracle Endeca Information Discovery YouTube Channel.


I hope you appreciate my labors here as the editor of the Infogram. I read this article over at Sylvain Duloutre's Weblog: Cohabitation/Migration ODSEE->OUD: schema checking, and reviewed some other items over there and found it valuable enough to pass along to our readers and...not once did I make a wisecrack about the term Cohabitation/Migration. And that hurts.


This week That Jeff Smith praises lazy programmers. I'm with him on that. in fact I'm so lazy I stopped programming years ago. He gives those lazy programmers a handy technique: Formatting Query Results to CSV in Oracle SQL Developer.

In a tweet this week Eddie Awad mentioned this article which sounds like a very handy thing to do: Select * from Inbox... or how to read your (Microsoft Exchange) email using SQL and PL/SQL at the ORA-00001: Unique constraint violated blog.

Another great blogger and tweeter is Coskan Gundogar. This week he pointed out, among other items, this great posting at Oracle database internals by Riyaj: _gc_fusion_compression.

Martin Widlake's Yet Another Oracle Blog discusses a topic that often befuddles DBAs: Table High Water Mark and How Empty the Table Is.


This looks like a great technique to work with (published at Technet): How to Trace a Java Application Running on Oracle Solaris.

The battle royal is set for June, clustered indexes vs. IOTs, and Jonathan Lewish is to be our knight in the joust. Don't miss it! Clustered Indexes at Oracle Scratchpad.


Naturally, none of our large family of Oracle programs ever encounters errors (I'm keeping my fingers crossed when saying that, so you have nothing that will stand up in court). Well, ok, apparently Demantra does. And it's on their blog: Demantra Engine Common Run Time Errors. 

Keeping Up

Once again thanks to Eddie Awad's tweeting skills I found an article of use to all us busy and sedentary folk: Fitness for geeks. Bruce Perry on how to get away from the computer, eat well, and live a healthy life. It's up at the O'Reilly's Radar site.

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