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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Listener security guide

I was asked on an email this afternoon by someone if I could recommend a white paper or document about securing the Oracle listener or if I could summarise what’s needed to secure the listener. I had no trouble immediately recommending the Integrigy paper Oracle database listener security guide which I came across for the first time last year.

This is an excellent paper covering most of the basics needed to secure an Oracle listener. I had added a link to this paper to my site last year on my white papers page. There is also a useful tool from Integrigy that can be used to check the listener. I recommended this paper and tool to the person who emailed me and thought everyone else might benefit from this paper, either by re-reading it if you have seen it before (Like I did this afternoon) or to read it for the first time. It contains solid advice on securing an Oracle listener.