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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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10g Release 2 on the way?

I noticed an interesting post on the Oracle-L mailing list today - The post was made late last week. The first post in the thread by Patrice asks

"Does anyone know if 10g Release 2 will be the final release for 10g?

Will 10g Rel 2 be announced for mid 2005?"

Patrice goes on to say why they need to know in a later post but the post later in the thread that caught my eye was by Martic who says that he knows people within Oracle who have told him that Oracle 10gR2 was released internally to staff and will be released soon to the general public. I have not seen any other mentions of this (although it has to be said until I saw this thread I was not looking for 10gR2 :) ) on mailing lists or newsgroups.

If 10gR2 is really imminent for the rest of us it will be interesting to see if there are any new Oracle security related features or at least what bug fixes are included security wise.