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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.

[Previous entry: "Brian Duff talks about connecting to Oracle servers with ssh"] [Next entry: "Can I connect to the database as the user PUBLIC?"] white papers section updated for Roby Sherman papers

A few people have emailed me over the last couple of months to let me know that the links on my white papers page to Roby Sherman's excellent Oracle security based white papers are broken. I was aware of this some time ago and tried to contact Roby to find out what was happening but got no response. The links then worked again for a while but now they seem to be broken again. This seemed to be a pity as the papers are very useful.

Today I have found alternate links to Roby's papers:

  • Implementing Data Encryption

  • Internet Security With Oracle Row-Level Security

  • Implementing Data-Level Monitoring With Oracle Fine-Grained Auditing

  • Implementing the Database Resource Manager

  • A Major Oracle 9.0.x Security Hole (unbreakable my foot...)

  • Symbolic Link Inconsistency and Behavioral Change in 9i

  • Oracle 9i Rel 2 - XDB Port Nightmares

I came across a web site that archives the internet called Internet Archive - wayback machine that includes copies of various websites at different points in time. This site included copies of Roby's papers from early 2004. I have updated my white papers page to include both the original links and the new alternate links. You can search in the page using CTRL-F for either "roby" or "Alternate Link" to access the papers.