[dbsec] Oracle 11g ( Password Policy and Compliance

  • From: "David Litchfield" <davidl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:45:41 +0100

Many security standards require the tracking of users' password history to prevent password re-use. In Oracle 11g (, if a security administrator has enabled 11g passwords exclusively then tracking password history is broken. This can affect compliance. This was addressed by Oracle in their April 2009 Critical Patch Update and maps to the currently unspecified vulnerability at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-0988

David Litchfield
NGSSoftware Ltd


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