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Oracle has broken its regular quarterly patch update cycle with a fix for a security flaw publicised at last month's Black Hat conference. The vulnerability in Oracle's database server was demonstrated by David Litchfield, the celebrated white-hat hacker Brit. Oracle released a security update for server versions 11.2.x soon …

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  1. asdf
    FAIL

    no suprise

    The only surprise is Oracle took less than a month to patch it. Oracle is notoriously one of the worst when it comes to security and patching their products in a timely fashion and now they own the Java VM. Almost Adobe bad.

    1. asdf
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      Re: no suprise

      http://www.informationweek.com/security/application-security/oracle-scorned-for-paltry-database-patch/232500111

    2. asdf
      Mushroom

      Re: no suprise

      the official Java VM that is. Of course there are probably more Dalvik VMs out there now. Flame on.

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