New Security Risks Hit Oracle

Enterprise IT managers who are still knee-deep in patches from Oracle Corp.'s last quarterly Critical Patch Update have more to worry about after an unknown individual last week posted on a security discussion list source code for a worm that spreads among Oracle databases.

The worm is the first ever developed for an Oracle platform and is considered a low security risk. However, the worm calls attention to loose security practices that are still common on Oracle platforms and comes amid word from one security researcher of more than 250 unpatched holes in the Redwood Shores, Calif., company's Database 10g. New Security Risks Hit Oracle

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