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Oracle no more secure than others

by Nikola Strahija on January 24th, 2006 After Oracle recently patched more than 100 bugs, Gartner warns that Oracle databases are not as secure as one may think.

Gartner analyst Rich Mogull said on Monday: -Oracle can no longer be considered a bastion of security. The range and seriousness of the vulnerabilities patched in this update cause us great concern. Oracle has not yet experienced a mass security exploit, but this does not mean that one will never occur.'

Moreover, he warns that administrators often neglect to patch regularly because of Oracle's historically strong security and the fact that Oracle applications and databases are often not directly exposed to the outside world. -Moreover, patching is sometimes impossible, due to ties to legacy versions that Oracle no longer supports.'

Gartner recommends administrators to shield their systems with technologies such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, apply patches as quickly as possible, and to use security monitoring tools and other supplemental security methods.

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