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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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Evading Oracle IDS and audit appliances

I made a note of a post on Steve Kosts blog titled "Evading Oracle IDS and Auditing Solutions" last week to come back and have a look. Steve Kost and Jack Kanter have released a new paper titled "Evading Network-Based Oracle Database Intrusion Detection Systems" that shows how easy it is to evade Oracle IDS solutions and audit solutions especially those that use signature based rules to detect abuse.

This is a great paper that covers SQL*Net fragmentation, encryption, obfuscation techniques and dynamic SQL. This is a paper worth reading.