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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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Another issue with alert 68 on AIX 32 bit

Finding issues with the infamous alert 68 today seems to be like UK buses. For ages there is nothing to write about on this subject and all of a sudden there are three interesting threads on ORACLE-L in one day. This time i have found an issue raised by Peter Schauss about an email sent to Oracle customers who use the AIX 32 bit platform. Peter said:

"I just received an email from Oracle Global Product Support
announcing that they had found a "problem" with the original
version of the patch."

He goes on to say:

"As far as I can tell the only difference between the old
and new versions is that they have replaced an object called
"ngslcst.o" with "2#nglcst.o"."