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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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Memory resident backdoors in Oracle

David emailed me last night to let me know about his paper for DeepSec in Vienna at the end of November. I for one am jealous to not be going over there, not just to hear David speak but also because I worked in Vienna for 18 months in the 1990's and enjoyed the city, people and work very much. We went over there last year around christmass for a holiday so got to re-aquaint with some people and also the city. It is a really nice place.

David has made a post on his blog about his talk titled "Memory-resident backdoors in Oracle / Deepsec conference", whilst there is not much detail in the actual post (we need to wait for the slides) its quite an interesting idea that i have mentioned a few times in the past. Modifying data in memory is a a good idea to avoid detection but there are still issues around the actual deployment of the backdoor in terms of a completely hidden backdoor / rootkit.

I have also added David's blog feed to my Oracle Blogs Aggregator so its now possible to pick up his posts there as well.