Gartner Disses Oracle Security

January 25, 2006

[From eWeek]

Close on the heels of Oracle's latest critical patch update, Gartner has published an advisory warning that, given the seriousness and the ease of exploit of the flaws involved, administrators have got to get over their laissez-faire attitude toward patching.

Oracle administrators have traditionally relied on their servers being well tucked behind firewalls, in addition to Oracle's good record on strong security, and have thus oftentimes been slow to patch.

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